Final Hybrid Parks conference, Cologne
Cholmondeley's Head Gardener was among other Cheshire delegates attending the final Hybrid Parks conference in Cologne on 14th September. The 3 year project established by the European Garden Heritage Network, (EGHN), looked at best and sustainable practise in parks and gardens across 10 partner countries, as well as the social and economic benefits of parks and gardens. The project also allowed delegates to network within an extremely diverse group of people and build new and exciting links. Cheshires parks and gardens were strongly represented at each conference and study tour, with our Head Gardener Barry Grain taking part in; Cheshire, Lower Austria, Brittany and Cologne.
Through this Cholmondeley have been able to establish a partnership with Schloss Dyck in Germany, (pictured), which is a 17th century castle complex in the North Rhine region. This will enable us to take part in gardener exchanges, starting in the spring, between our two gardens enabling us to learn from and share our experiences.