Described in the press recently as ‘one of the most highly rated plantsmen in the country’, join Tom in the garden this Autumn. From the flower garden at it’s peak, to the harvest in the orchard and preparing the garden for Winter, find out more about how he manages the historic Gravetye garden through the […]Read more "Garden Tours with Head Gardener Tom Coward followed by Lunch"
One of our most rewarding progressions over recent years has been the conversion of our cherry lawn to meadow. This is an important part of the garden connecting the flower garden to the wild garden beyond. Historically William Robinson grew ornamental cherry’s here, and because only one remained our first task was to position some […]Read more "Making Meadows"
As June begins, the production of the kitchen garden really becomes exceptional. Delicacies such as asparagus and sea kale will soon be off the menu as their season ends but they are quickly replaced by other beautiful ingredients such as bulb fennel, broad beans, courgettes and baby vegetables. But the most wonderful thing about this […]Read more "Strawberry season is here!"
It is always a joy to see the arrival of spring in a garden and this year we have been particularly excited by our cherry blossoms. For me, they are one of the most remarkable groups of trees, producing the most delicate flowers through the harsh early spring weather. They seem to be flowering especially […]Read more "Cherry Blossom"
Autumn is a magical time, and this year has been particularly impressive. As the light levels and temperatures change, chlorophyll, the green pigment in leaves, is broken down allowing the colours of the sugars stored through the summer to be seen. Carotene produces yellows and anthocyanin giving us reds and purples. Because of such long […]Read more "November Newsletter: In the garden"
One of our projects this autumn is to develop our cut flower growing in the kitchen garden. Cut flowers are one of the most important crops we grow and every morning Head Florist Sue and her team crop from the garden for the manor’s displays. Good quality cut flowers are a high value crop and […]Read more "October Newsletter: In the garden"
Our fennel is fab this year. TomRead more "Fennel"