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There are foxgloves everywhere: in the Italian Garden, walled kitchen garden and elsewhere. Iris are competing hard for loveliest flower out at the moment. And the alliums and wild…
Our volunteers were going the extra mile this week to prep the Gardens for this Sunday’s Open Day, in continuous rain! But the forecast is good and we are…
Renewing a lavender hedge is a big commitment – this one could take us some time, taking and raising the cuttings before using them to replace the old, rather…
It was a lovely day for gardening – and so many jobs were completed! Titivating the acers in the Japanese style garden to make them even more gorgeous; weeding;…
What a glorious sight – the cherries in blossom, set against the stunning box hedges in the walled kitchen garden. There is more apple, quince and medlar blossom to…
The late Victorian daffodils in Lime Wood are coming into their own. Did you know there are over 30,000 varieties of daffodils? We have many, in all parts of…
What joy it is to work in the Gardens when the sun is shining, the birds, bees and butterflies are out and about and there is a full season…
So we end the snowdrop season, with Hellebores still standing and daffodils coming out by the day. We thank the very hardy visitors (and volunteers) who braved the Gardens…