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Blooming marvellous

The warm sunshine and recent showers are moving things along in the garden at a gallop.  The bearded iris collection has recovered from a major renovation and is flowering well. We are very excited to see our new addition in the Long Border Iris ‘Godinton’, bred by Iris of Sissinghurst.  The peonies are all coveredFind out more

Cherry season

 The flowering season of ornamental cherries is short (especially if hit by bad weather) but stunning and this years display of magnolias and cherries is making up for the poor daffodil showing after last years dry season.    We have scattered Scilla siberica bulbs around the garden and hope they will naturalise to give usFind out more

Indian Summer

 The deep blue skies and bright light of this Indian summer make everything in the garden a bit more spectacular.     Fruit crops have been fantastic – the quince trees loved this long, hot summer and our potato harvest was smaller in numbers but these Cara potatoes were the size of rugby balls!

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

New workshop with Head Gardener, Viv Hunt

On Saturday May 12th Head Gardener, Viv Hunt, will be running a new workshop on plant manipulation and training.  It will be a morning of tips, advice and demonstrations on how to create topiary, improve the shape of trees and shrubs, and train plants to suit your space and still produce an abundance of fruitFind out more