Gardeners’ Blog – an informal account and images of the garden past and present

Welly Walk & October Colours

          We’re open for the next two weekends Fri-Sun before closing for winter, why not release the inner child & come for a welly walk, enjoy the autumn colour & stroll through crunchy leaves with no one to see you!

W.I. Bulb Workshop (for details of more courses visit “Garden Workshops” on home page)

Next Bulb Lasagne Workshop is on Oct.4th. 11am-12noon Practical £16 includes a Bulb Lasagne to take home for spring colour. This Sept.Workshop was booked by a group of ladies are from Rowlands Gill W.I. Why not bring a friend? Booking essential. Max 8 participants. (Followed by Gardeners Question Time after lunch.

Wildlife around us

The Woodland Trust at Hedley Hall are across the lane from  us and they’ve recently erected Deer fencing,  guess what we spotted grazing on the other side of our hedge this morning? – wish I’d had my phone with me! They could be a problem, but worth it for a glimpse of these beautiful creatures […]

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 […]

Pollinators in the Garden

Sit in our gardens and the buzz of life all around you is almost overwhelming, the colour & wildlife of flower rich meadows supports a greater number & diversity of pollinating species than any other habitat. A fifth of all priority species for conservation are associated with grassland and enrich our lives by giving us […]

May 23rd. Birdwatching for Beginners; Booking/Details

Join local ornithologist Michael Turner to learn the basics of birdwatching and get the best out of this most enjoyable pastime. We will look at identifying birds by sight and sound and what equipment you need and more importantly don’t need. The event will begin with a guided walk of approx. 2.5 miles following local […]

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! 

Guided Birdwalk

Join local ornithologist Michael Turner on a guided birdwalk starting from Birkheads Secret Gardens through the various habitats of its surrounding fields & woods. The area is rich in birdlife including including skylark, lapwing, curlew & buzzard, enhanced by visiting summer migrants including house martin, swallow, chiff chaff & whitethroat. The walk of approx 2.5 […]


 We had a lovely day today for first group visit of the year with WFGA. A guided tour of the gardens followed by lunch then a tour of the propagation areas. It was nice to see Marian Foster from BBC Radio here again, her Gardening programme GARDEN MANIA is at 9am on Sundays. Marian interviewed […]

The contractor have left the site.

Feb. 20th and we re-open on the 22nd. Things are being returned to normal and we’re really pleased with the standard of work. Now its up to us, we’ve laid paths, dug over the soil, reshaped the borders & we’ve emptied one compost bin over the area with another in hand for the remainder when we […]

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