Birthdays, lavender and theatre fun

We’ve had a wonderful July so far! We kick started with our 3rd Birthday Party on 1st July and were joined by over 500 lovely visitors and supporters as we opened the garden and children’s play for the weekend. It was fantastic to see so many new faces and lots of you took the opportunity to explore the wonders of our ongoing project and chat to the gardeners about what we have planned for the future. For the foodies, we had a hog roast, BBQ, live music, gin and cider – what a feast! Thank you to Emma Gibb for sharing her gorgeous photos.

Plus in the evening we celebrated with a cocktail and food pairing evening (can you tell we like food?!) Join us same time next year for our fourth.

This is one of our favourite times of year in the garden as there is lots of beautiful produce to be harvested for use in the Restaurant – it only seems two minutes since we were sowing all the seeds!

Please do visit us and see our stunning 3,000 lavender plants in the centre of the garden which are in full bloom at the moment, the plants were planted two years ago and have filled the space really well. It’s rare to see so many in one place and the bees love them too.

Our ever increasing number of espalier apple and pear trees are growing well and have produced lots of growth so far this season, we now have over 300 which does not include the 250 mature specimens on the walls. We have still got at least another 300 to plant over the next few years. Training them is a time consuming but enjoyable process.

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