THURSDAY 17TH AUGUST The gardens at Gravetye Manor can be considered amongst the most influential in English gardening history. The manor became the home of the innovative and revolutionary gardener, William Robinson, in 1884. Robinson spent his remarkable life as a professional gardener and botanist, but made his fortune through writing about his experiences and […]Read more "Lecture and Lunch with Head Gardener Tom Coward"
Geranium Maderense is an impressive flowering plant, the most spectacular of the geranium species and my new favourite in the Flower Garden.Read more "Plant of the Week"
A delicate pink poppy is making its debut in the garden this Spring and what a treasure it’s turning out to beRead more "Plant of the Week"
The Honey Spurge – Euphorbia melliferaRead more "Plant of the Week"
Fritilaria ImperialisRead more "Plant of the Week"
We’ve had some blustery weather conditions over the last week which have caused damage to the glass in the cold frames. Part of our duties is to replace and refresh broken panels. We cut the glass by hand as all the frames are slightly different sizes. This is to a Victoria template which has a […]Read more "Cold frames"
We’re using dormant branches of hazel to build structures that support some of our perennials, for example peony’s and geraniums. To give them enough support we build them roughly to 2/3 of their full size, just enough so their outer foliage and flowers will grow through. FayRead more "Hazel Structures"