Tag: spring gardens

Gardens open for the season

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 andFind out more

Promise of spring

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 areFind out more

The joys of January

Back to work in a dank, gloomy but surprisingly warm January and we’re working off those mince pies and Christmas puddings with a bit of leaf clearing. There is never a month in the garden without flowers and this drunkenly dangling honey bee is enjoying the deliciously scented Lonicera fragrans as much as we are.Find 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

The spring starts here

The house is opening this weekend for the start of it’s 2018 season.  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 –Find out more