We have grown various poppies in the kitchen garden over the years and always enjoyed the self sown hybrids. Most of them have been a mix of reds, whites and pinks, but this beautiful red and purple seedling is probably one of the most interesting we have found yet….. One to collect seed from for […]Read more "Poppies"
Clematis ‘Madame Julia Correvon’Read more "Plant of the Week"
At the start of this month we had the official opening of our new dining room and it was an honour to be invited. The hotel has been closed since January for this challenging project, and to sit in the newly completed building with the team who had worked so hard made it all worthwhile. The restaurant is designed to offer the best view of the garden possible and the effect is really quite impressive.Read more "Creating a Garden View"
Saturday 7th July 2018Read more "Garden Talk with Alys Fowler"
We are thrilled to officially announce the date of our annual William Robinson Festival. We invite you to enjoy the gardens at Gravetye Manor at this special event celebrating the life of their creator, pioneering Victorian gardener William Robinson. Join us for a full day of celebrations, which include: garden talks, flower demonstrations, local cheese showcase, morris dancing, plant sale and much more.Read more "William Robinson Festival 2018"
Although it seems early in the year to be thinking about Winter veg, a lot of the staples for the Winter months need a lot of time to develop and parsnips are no exception. We would usually start them from seed a couple of weeks earlier than we have this year but due to the big freeze we have delayed until now.Read more "Parsnips"
Having put up our cloches before the big freeze we are now ready to get the first sowings under way. The earliest of the baby veg to be sown outside are the radish and the turnip.Read more "Sowing Under Cloches"