We are very happy to be welcoming visitors to the gardens again for the start of the new season. The wild garden is putting on a fabulous show of daffodils, primroses, fritillaries and anemones. Almond and peach blossom is attracting pollinators to the walled garden and in the greenhouses we are busy propagating veg and … Find out more
The very welcome signs of spring have been early this year. Crocuses, snowdrops, hellebores, cyclamen and a few early daffodils have been flowering since January. The garden birds are on the lookout for a mate and singing loudly about it and Buzzards are displaying their flying skills over the park. In the garden we are … Find out more
The daffodil meadow is starting to bloom and should be at its peak for Mothers Day. Some of the other plants are as confused by our weather as we are. The magnolias looked as though they were about to burst into flower in sunny February but ducked back in as soon as the weather cooled … Find out more
The gardens are open for the 2019 season and the fabulously warm February has got everything off to a flying start – especially the bees. At this time of year it’s all about these bright little jewels – crocuses, hepaticas and japanese quince.
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 … Find out more
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.
After a particularly wonderful display this year the daffodils in the Wild Garden are starting to go over but fritillaries, anemones and primroses are still going strong and around the garden the tulips are emerging. Magnolias are also starting to flower and survived the frosts last week without too much damage.
The wild garden really is magical this week with a sea of later daffs, Snakeshead fritillaries , Anemone blanda and nemerosa and the cuckoo flower. No sign of a cuckoo yet which the flower is supposed to herald but we’ll hope to hear one soon.
The Emperor daffodils are already in full flower with Empress and Maximus Superbus gradually joining them. The mild winter means everything has made an early start and with this lovely sunshine all is burgeoning into bloom. The Fritillaria meleagris are already opening – a good three weeks early and almond and apricot blossoms are risking … Find out more