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Garden Visits 2022

chickychicky Posts: 10,400
Started the New Year with a visit to the winter garden at Hilliers (Romsey).  It was a lovely sunny day so it really showed it off to its best ☀️



  • chickychicky Posts: 10,400

    However there were an awful lot of things you couldn’t do 🤭🤣

  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Fabulous chicky and the weather too. 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • borgadrborgadr Posts: 704
    I enjoy visiting gardens in winter, even if they're not winter gardens.  I dragged my wife and kids over to Sissinghurst last weekend - for me it was great, seeing the bare bones of the gardens, what gets cut back and how. 
    But for my family I fear it was rather dull - from their perspective it was just staring at sticks and bare earth, and pouncing on the occasional early iris.  It might be a good couple of months before our next garden visit day out!
  • We had a years ticket for the Bishops Palace gardens in Wells last year.
    We then went every month and it was great to see the change that the garden showed over the whole year.
  • LunarSeaLunarSea Posts: 1,765
    I'm sure there's an NGS type thread somewhere but I'll just mention the Buxton Garden Trail here. It's on for just one weekend in the summer and is our highlight of the year. We've been twice now and last year's event was so good we came both days and made sure we saw every single garden (some twice over). Some gardens were simply unbelievable! This is an excerpt from the flyer:

    "From a beautiful manicured garden with the backdrop of an old quarry face to a woodland garden tumbling down to a stream. From a community garden to a landscape planting which includes an indoor vegetable growing area."

    The first garden mentioned here was so unexpected as it belonged to a park home and when you first approached it thinking it would be a very quick visit you had absolutely no idea what was waiting for you at the back. Simply stunning! Made us realise we haven't even scratched the surface with ours yet.
    Clay soil - Cheshire/Derbyshire border

    I play with plants and soil and sometimes it's successful

  • FireFire Posts: 18,082
    Has anyone visited the Shepherd House, near Edinburgh?

  • qeevaaqeevaa Posts: 3
    looks nice  
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,284
    Riseholme. Radcliffe on Trent Nottingham is stunning next open July and then Sept 2022
    Looking forward to my new garden with clay soil here in South Notts.

    Gardening is so exciting I wet my plants. 
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