Events, Workshops & Question Time with the gardener (Christine)

FREE EVENTS – GARDENERS QUESTION TIMES  FRIDAY 27th SEPT.   FRIDAY OCT. 4th. FRI. OCT 11th.  at 1pm-2pm. Why not come for Coffee or lunch & bring your gardening problems – I’ll try to solve them. One question per person  & No sick plants please-  a close up + full plant image on your ‘phone […]

Renovations are complete in the Cottage Garden

 We’re all tidied up and replanted after having the new sewage system installed, happy in the knowledge that we’re being extra ‘green’ and just have to stand back whilst the plants grow! 

Closed Today

We’re sorry we’ve had to  close today because the access roads have deep drifting snow across them from all directions.  Our staff valiantly struggled here earlier but we were worried about them travelling on dangerous roads so we’ve sent them home whilst the roads are still passable (just) We’ll aim for opening on Wednesday 21st […]


This is a huge accolade for a small garden created by its owners, without any sort of funding, most partner gardens are on a much grander scale than our couple of acres, and often owned by National organisations, we’ll look forward to meeting RHS members and are happy to be supporting the RHS.    

We’re Celebrating Autumn!

EXTRA OPEN DAYS IN NOVEMBER. Although we’ve officially closed for winter a few extra days have been added – Saturdays in November   Cafe open for lunches etc 11am- 2.30pm. I’ve had a few enquiries about garden associated courses for beginners, if there is enough demand I can add subjects through the season.  The workshops […]

Working with Willow Workshop

We’re going to show you how to make a  basic willow dome on Wednesday Nov. 15th. 11.00am-  You must have  Workboots, Gardening Gloves & Secateurs.  Your own Loppers will be useful if you have them if not we will supply them.  Safety goggles & course materials will be supplied. Course cost £22 per person. […]

Snowdrop Special Event

February 25th sees the reinstatement of our Snowdrop Event. The  trail of snowdrops around the gardens will lift the gloom and tell us that spring is on its way with  Hellebores, Crocus, Aconites and other early spring flowers. All making it well worth the  effort of being outdoors on a cold day especially when the […]

Congrats to Sarah G

Well done Sarah G for getting a contract with Northumberland Street  store for her exquisite line drawings of birds & animals. Many of our regular visitors will recognise her mini framed drawings which we’ve stocked for a few years but now we have her extended range of Cards, Cushions, Magnets Mugs etc in our little […]

This weeks’ new projects

We’re still deadheading and tidying but visitors will see 3 areas being revamped;  In the Cottage Garden part of the roadside border will be replanted after a spot of shrub pruning. The shrub in question turned out to have been suffocated by ivy  and was removed. Another planting opportunity there, after we’ve cleared the ivy. […]

Morning Meditation in the garden. June 1st, 8th,15th & 22nd weather permitting