Tag: delphiniums

Delphinium Festival

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 bestFind out more

Unreliable Delphiniums

One of the pleasures of gardening is the surprise of unseasonal flowering.  You can never be precise with your predictions and the vagaries of weather and climate can make the art of designing planting companions tricky and the planning of events in a public garden a real headache.  This year the Elatum Delphinium collection is bursting intoFind out more

Celebrate the Queen of the Borders

The delphiniums are budding up nicely and should be looking at their spectacular best for the start of the festival next weekend.   On Sunday 19th we will be joined by Andy Garland and the Radio Kent Sunday Gardening Team, broadcasting their show live from the garden. In the afternoon the Delphinium Society will beFind out more

Rose and Delphinium Bonanza

  The Delphinium collection in the walled garden is starting to burst out now, obligingly just in time for our Delphinium Festival which opens on Sunday 21st.  Over 60 different Elatum cultivars are grown here with the assistance of the dedicated local Delphinium Society group.  They will be here selling Delphinium plants on Sunday soFind out more

The second flowering of our Delphinium collection in the walled garden is really extraordinary this year. The cutting beds and potager are packed with colour – Dahlias, Zinnias, Rudbeckias and Cosmos all making the most of the glorious weather.  There are still some places on our Autumn Garden Tasks workshop on Sat 4th Oct ifFind out more

Misbehaving delphiniums

The perfect growing conditions this spring have brought everything on apace and given us a fabulous riot of colour especially with the perennials in the cutting gardens. The Aquilegias, sweet rocket, Anchusa, Pyrethrum and sweet Williams have been giving us armfuls of flowers.  Not so pleased, however, with the early flowering of our gorgeous delphiniumFind out more