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Programme Forum 2017 – West Dean Walled Gardens Glass and Glasshouses In 1991, in the aftermath of the Great Storms of 1987, Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain began a programme of renovation works at West Dean Gardens. They are the inspirational leaders of the garden team, bringing zeal, imagination, deep horticultural knowledge and an ever-growing understanding and enthusiasm for the gardens and its history. (West Dean 2017) The walled garden is a fabulous Edwardian kitchen garden with thirteen fully stocked period glasshouses and plant houses, frames and pits, fruit house, herbaceous borders, zig-zag fruit wall, Heritage fruit and vegetable collections, tool and mower collections. 2016 marked 25 years since… Read more »
Memorial for Michael Wickenden Saturday 12th August 2017 at 12 noon Gatehouse of Fleet Parish Church and afterwards at The Mill on the Fleet R.S.V.P. If you will be attending, please let us know to assist us with catering arrangements. Please contact email@example.com to advise or for further details. Please note that Cally Gardens will be closed to the public on this day.
MAY/JUN 2017 MUSINGS by Maz Gardening Volunteer at Tatton Park Walled Kitchen Garden, Knutsford, Cheshire. Bright and cheery dandelions and graceful cow parsley line the lanes and lift the spirit, as does the glorious sunshine. Everywhere is very dry with grass browning. The Team spent much of the day mulching L-border in Charlotte’s Garden and sprucing up the shrubberies. Potato planting continues, and sowing rows of peas in trenches, with holly sprigs laid on top of the peas before mounding the soil over the rows – hopefully the field mice will have pricked noses should they try to pinch the peas. Hot, hot, hot. Shade was much in demand, and… Read more »
Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain with Peter Thoday, presenter of the BBC’s “The Victorian Kitchen Garden” In 1991, in the aftermath of the Great Storms of 1987, Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain began a programme of renovation works at West Dean Gardens. They are the inspirational leaders of the garden team, bringing zeal, imagination, deep horticultural knowledge and an ever-growing understanding and enthusiasm for the gardens and its history. (West Dean 2017) The walled garden is a fabulous Edwardian kitchen garden with thirteen fully stocked period glasshouses and plant houses, frames and pits, fruit house, herbaceous borders, zig-zag fruit wall, Heritage fruit and vegetable collections, tool and mower collections. 2016… Read more »
Programme Forum 2017 – West Dean Walled Gardens Glass and Glasshouses Saturday 23rd September 9.00 Registration and coffee 10.00 Welcome followed by our speakers: Sarah Wain & Jim Buckland – Head Gardeners of West Dean Gardens for nearly 25 years Simon Harrison – Victorian Glasshouse Company Chris Sawyer -Director at Alitex Ben Hope– head gardener of private estate with restored walled garden near Petersfield, Hants There will be a coffee break during the talks 1.00 – 2.00 Lunch 2.00 Tours of the Walled Kitchen Gardens with Sarah and Jim Ending with tea, discussion and questions. 16.30 End of the first day In addition… Read more »
Harry Dodson ‘coming home’ Tuesday, 30 May 2017 By Farnham Herald in Local People Harry Dodson on television MORE than a decade after his death, the ashes of Harry Dodson will be coming home to Blackmoor. On Monday, June 19, at 2pm, Reverend Dom Clarke will host a service at St Matthew’s Church, Blackmoor, to mark the interment of Mr Dodson’s remains. Mr Dodson, who died aged 85 on July 25, 2005, became a household name in 1987 when the 13-part series The Victorian Kitchen Garden was first shown on BBC2. His father died when he was six, which led to his move, with his mother and brother, from Surrey… Read more »
Saturday 17th June 10am till 1pm Tea and cake plus a range of perennials and annuals for sale.Please note that the garden is still in very early stages of development but this is a great opportunity for visitors to see the progress we’ve made – do come along and say hello!June Tainsh, Project manager firstname.lastname@example.org tel 01620880207 www.gilmertonhouse.com
Apple blossom in the air Wonderful to see our new apple trees flowering their socks off despite this last fiercely cold week with winds that made us all think it was January rather than the start of spring. Our volunteers have made an excellent job of planting all our new trees completing half of our new orchard – all beautifully set out and looking very neat and tidy – we will be labelling up individual trees with your names on them and tree friends are very welcome to come and visit the garden to see their trees in place. To continue the planting of our orchard and… Read more »
MAR/APR 2017 MUSINGS by Maz Gardening Volunteer at Tatton Park Walled Kitchen Garden, Knutsford, Cheshire Hazel, Alder and Willow catkins greet the traveller towards Tatton Park; ‘bread-and-cheese’ or Hawthorn is greening up the hedgerows, primroses and daffodils line the lane and ‘bridal veil’ (Spiraea) and winter Cherry is in the pink. Magnolias in the Gardens are magnificent, and the early Rhododendrons are blooming. Clearing up continues after Storm Doris’s rampage. Some trees it was thought would come down as they host bracket fungus didn’t, but seemingly healthy trees have. Seed sowing for the Kitchen Garden has commenced in earnest; Leeks, Brassicas various, Broad Beans and greenhouse crops are sown in… Read more »
Horticulturist- Edibles Rosemoor, Torrington EX38 8PH 37.5 hours per week Any 5 days out of a 7 day period Staff Level – Horticulturist Level I – Circa £19,640 RHS Garden Rosemoor is an enchanting garden set in the beautiful Torridge Valley, designed to provide year round interest and inspiration to all gardeners and garden lovers. An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within our unique and inspirational Fruit and Vegetable garden, potager and Teaching gardens here a wide variety of crops are grown and displayed all year round to inspire our visitors along with creating a visual spectacle. We are looking for a passionate grower with an eye for… Read more »