Friday, 8 May 2015

Display Scarecrows

Good idea Maureen, we'll display all of the entries around the gardens for judging, the ask visitors to vote!

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Daffodils under trees







40 different varieties of daffodils are planted for succession from March through to May

Scarecrow Competition

We need a scarecrow for the veggie garden and thought we might have a competition, bring your scarecrow along asap before June 20th. We'll ask some Dads to choose a winner on Fathers Day.June 21st.  The prize is a season ticket to the gardens for 4 people ( worth £46) The winner will be published on our website June 22nd.

Monday, 23 March 2015

New for 2015

We're now open for the season. Wed-Sun. 10am-5pm 4.30pm last orders in the coffee shop!
Snowdrops are making way for Daffs, Hellebores & Trilliums.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Snowdrop Weekend.



THE SNOWDROP WEEKEND has been reinstated by popular demand. The Garden, Plant Sales Area and the Coffee Shop will be open 10am - 4pm. Sat Feb 23rd & Sun 24th.
We will have hot soup, sandwiches and cake as well as very good coffee to keep out the cold.
The gardens are already showing a few of the early snowdrops, aconites and hellebore in flower.
Please wear sturdy footwear - it has been a very wet winter.
We'll have snowdrops & other plants for sale. Following the positive feedback from last year we've added a few more raised benches in the plant sales area.
Special Offer; free garden entry until March 17th. so we hope to see you soon!



Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Ringlet Butterfly in Birkheads Meadow garden

Thanks to Alan for this lovely pic of a Ringlet butterfly, one of a pair spotted on Sunday July 15th in the Goose Meadow. Its great to have so many expert 'spotters' visiting the gardens. Alan also informed me that we have a good colony of Tree Sparrows and tells me that they are easily identified by their 'chestnut caps'.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Rodgersia Border

Our damp border is flourishing despite recent storms everything is looking lovely.
 Happy faces despite a rainy start to the day for Truckshunters AGM 

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

June Pics

Aquilegia ( granny's bonnets) in the winter garden under white stemmed birches Betula jacquemontii
     More aquilegias, this time in the long border of the avenue,
Aquilegia have loved the cool damp weather this year, make a note to add  even more for more colour next year.  We have lots of unusual varieties in lovely colours and for those of you with no hair, the rabbits don't touch them!

Thursday, 17 May 2012