Walled Garden Tenancy Available at Hafod, Ceredigion A knowledgeable and experienced horticulturist is sought to take on the walled kitchen garden at the heart of the Grade I registered, picturesque landscape of Hafod (SN 757730 – SY25 6DX). The two-acre site includes two restored, 19th century Messenger glass houses and an irrigation system. No accommodation is available and a local tenant would be preferred for that reason. Enquiries in the first instance to the Hafod Estate: 01974 282568, or enquiries@hafod.org

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KITCHEN GARDENS OF THE ARD PENINSULA Visiting Ireland for the first time with the WKGN, our Forum will be held this year on the 13th and 14th October at the Clandeboye Estate and Mount Stewart, with visits to other nearby walled gardens Our speakers are among the leading authorities on Irish Gardens, their history and restoration. We have the wonderful opportunity to hear from: Neil Porteous – Head Gardener at Mount Stewart, Regional Head of National Trust Gardens in Northern Ireland and plantsman Finola Reid – Garden historian and acknowledged expert on the history and restoration of walled gardens in Ireland Terence Reeves-Smyth – Historian and author, on garden and… Read more »

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Jim Sharp has written to say he has two dismantled Foster and Pearson glasshouses looking for a new home. Built originally for Calgarth Hall on Lake Windermere, they were dismantled by his father in 1986, the rotten timber replaced with mahogany and then rebuilt on a new site. He comments that all of the ironwork is in good order as is most of the glass and timber.    They measure 5.05m length x 3.55m width x 2.90m high.   . Jim has recently dismantled them and has them in storage near Kentmere in the Lake District.                      Any Offers?  Contact Jim at:… Read more »

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