Category: Gardens

June in the Garden

June is an exceptionally vibrant, busy time in any gardener’s calendar. Our outdoor spaces are bursting at the seams with a great surge of intense growth and vigour. Godinton is awash with the most jewel-like, sparkling and shimmering blooms, filling the garden with both scent, colour and grace. Changes to the twin borders are comingFind out more

May in the Garden

May is such an important month in the gardener’s calendar. We have now thrown off the shackles of winter and we pace towards the dizzying heights of summer. The garden is now awash with drifts and swathes of colour, with intense pops of colour from Alliums and broad splashes of frothy ivory from our Lunaria annuaFind out more

April in the Garden

The garden looks beautiful. The yew hedge is sharp and eye-catching as you drive in and is a great backdrop to the emerging colours of the garden. In the walled garden, the almond tree blossom is still magnificent by the gate while the espaliered pear trees are about to bloom. The nodding heads of Helleborus orientalis areFind out more

Transition in the Garden

March is a month of tremendous transition in the garden, as anyone working outdoors will tell you. Days of harsh frosts are still absolutely present, but they find themselves tempered by moments of sun that gently warms the face. The wider garden also bounces into life with greater urgency, with beds, borders, pots and wild spaces emergingFind out more

Stirrings of Spring

As we push on into February, the nights draw out with ever greater strength, and we begin to see stirrings of Spring beginning to emerge with strong urgency. Despite the harsh cold of this month, snowdrops sparkle amongst the garden, adding dashes of shimmering white exuberance to the austerity, alongside the very first dashes of playfulFind out more

December in the garden

Moving into December, the garden is now in the grips of Winter, with icy frosts, harsh rain and days of crystalline sun. The days are perishingly short, but the garden team are in full flow, fulfilling a wide range of vitally important tasks. Winter is an exceptionally busy time for gardeners, with heavy tasks such as mulchingFind out more

October dawns

As October dawns, so does the realisation the we must now prepare in earnest for the onset of Winter. The first true storms of Autumn come crashing in, with the garden subjected to violent rain and wind. We also begin to see the first signs of frost, which will icily cast a hand of realFind out more

Fond Farewell

Today 16th July 2021, we say farewell to our Head Gardener, Viv Hunt, who has been at Godinton for over 20 years. During this time, Viv has carefully guided the garden’s transformation into the fantastic spectacle that we can all enjoy today. Viv has been a big part of the community here at Godinton, andFind out more