Sweet Pea Week
Sweet Pea Week starts this Sunday and we are really looking forward to welcoming our friends and lots of new visitors. The gardens are open every day from 30th June to 7th July and the forecast is as good as we could hope for.
While the sweet peas are a little short, the beautiful flowers are in full bloom and of great quality – a fantastic achievement after a slow spring. We have been highlighting some of our best sweet peas on our Facebook page this week.
The roses in the meadows are now starting to unfurl and the first of the annuals are coming into flower.
We have been delighted to welcome two groups for evening visits as well as visitors from South America, the USA and Australia who have been particularly charmed by how romantic and ‘English’ the garden is looking now.
Also this week, I have been working on two commissions from The English Garden and RHS The Garden Magazine and we have welcomed nationally renowned photographers from both. We are expecting more photographers next week.
We have already begun looking ahead to the Autumn, ordering a wonderful selection of bulbs suitable for planting later in the year. Landy has been very busy completing the listings for our Workshop Week in October.
Once again, we have some fantastic courses planned including creative writing, rose care, paper and basket making, felt work, knitting and painted furniture techniques as well as a fantastic wreath making workshop just in time for the festive season.
Information about all of the courses is pinned up in the History Room and you can book by calling the office, or in person at the shop. If you would like to receive a brochure please email Mary.