Autumn renovations begin
Sadly the gardens have now closed for the season, but this does however mean that the gardens team are able to push on with our autumn programme of renovations and planting.
We ended the open season on a high with our pumpkin festival being extremely well supported, but we now head into what is in some respects, our busiest period in the garden. We have an extensive programme of renovations commencing with the renovation of the beds behind the stone seat at the end of the Lavinia Walk, and around the gatehouse entrance to the Temple Garden. The Hydrangeas behind the stone seat are suffering badly with anthracnose disease, and as such need removing with all material to be burned. They will be replaced by Philadelphus purpurescens and Philadelphus maculatus 'Mexican Jewel'. These are two excellent shrubs with fantastic fragrance that will really enhance the area and add to the ambience as visitors sit on the seat. The beds in this area will be planted with a choice selection of shrubs that will give all year round interest, and make a great feature of the entrance to the Temple Garden.