This Sunday, 23 April, is the Trust’s first ever Tudor Day, so volunteers were focused on getting the Gardens ready for this special event. The Companye of Merrie Folke have been preparing for Lord Burleigh (Queen Elizabeth I’s Chief Adviser) and entourage’s visit to Easton Lodge and the many fun activities they have planned for our visitors.
So we needed to ensure the Gardens are fit for this visit. Volunteers’ top priority was to tidy the Italian Garden to ensure the tulips there are properly presented. The walled kitchen garden is bouncing back into life, with the pear trees currently in blossom, so the focus there was on planting veg. And elsewhere there was lots of tidying to do, following the completion of winter infrastructure jobs, principally the new path and the culverting of the rill.