We’re still enjoying lots of colour in the garden with Asters, Rudbeckias, Sedums and Dahlias but as the temperatures start to drop the warm reds and oranges give us all a bit of a glow. In the Walled Garden the Dahlias and Zinnias are still producing hundreds of buds and giving us the chance to … Finde mehr heraus
The sculpture show has filled the garden once again with wonderful objects to add a fresh look to rather parched surroundings. There are ceramics, steel, stone and glass works by seventeen different artists. This stoneware mermaid was made by Godinton’s resident potter, Jane Richardson, but other work has travelled from around the UK.
It’s time to celebrate the ‘Queen of the Border’ at Godinton. Our collection of Elatum Delphiniums in the Walled Garden are bursting into magnificent flower and we’re organizing some special events to make the most of them. Members of the local branch of the Delphinium Society will be here selling plants and giving the best … Finde mehr heraus
It’s Iris time at Godinton and we are attempting to identify our beautiful collection of bearded iris which have got themselves into a bit of a muddle. Daily sessions with lists, labels and google are making a difference but this is one of the unidentified. Let us know if it’s familiar to you! Our famous Japanese … Finde mehr heraus
The house is opening this weekend for the start of it’s 2018 Jahreszeit. Rugs have been cleaned, panelling buffed and cakes are in the oven for the tea room. On Monday we start a week of family fun with treasure trail, crafts and games. Monday – meet Ashford Young Farmers with lambs and chicks Tuesday – … Finde mehr heraus
With a few warmer days everything in the garden is on the move. Beautiful bright red shoots of peonies are popping up in the borders, magnolia buds are bulging but the star of the show is still the vast area of daffodils, anemones, fritillaries and squills in the 3 acres of wild meadow. This double … Finde mehr heraus
Towards the end of a rather gloomy winter it gives us all a huge boost to find something cheerful appearing in the garden every day. Miniature Narcissus, Chionodoxa or even a beautiful Turkey Tail fungus growing on a rotting stump.
However difficult it makes our lives for a few days (hopefully) we all enjoy the transformation. The garden ninjas know how to dress for the weather but we’re trying to find potting shed and greenhouse jobs – not too far from the kettle.
The garden can look quite bleak on a wet and windy day in January but there is something to cheer every day of the year. The shrubs which flower at this time of year have to work hard to attract a pollinator and a lot will do it with an intense fragrance. The Chimonanthus praecox … Finde mehr heraus
On a sunny day the colours in the garden are still fantastic – the last of the dahlias and rudbeckias and these wonderful hawthorns, ‘Carrierei’, which are laden with berries. The blackbirds will make short work of them when the temperatures drop and the worms head deeper underground. With days getting shorter and the first … Finde mehr heraus