I’m taking a short break from my Chelsea reporting to bring you news of a superb new garden opening for the National Garden Scheme here in Kent this weekend. I visited Denne Manor Farm […]
Living and gardening by the coast, I find my senses become attuned to a very specific set of sensations: the sound of seagulls, restless wind and tourists dispossessed of their volume control; the smell of […]
When a new garden opens for the National Garden Scheme it's always exciting, but when that garden has been created by two professional gardeners with a passion for rare and exotic plants it's certain […]
It’s official, our garden at The Watch House will be open as part of the National Gardens Scheme on Saturday August 2nd and Sunday August 3rd 2014. If the weather is kind we’ll be displaying awesome agapanthus, exciting echiums and cavorting cautleyas, all in a sheltered, sunny, subtropical courtyard setting. We’re breaking with the tradition of teas and putting on a barbecue instead.
The Watch House will be one of the smallest gardens in Kent, if not the smallest, to open, so perhaps combine it with a visit to the pretty seaside town of Broadstairs. We’re only 2 minutes from the seafront by foot. Come along and find out about how we created a leafy town garden on the site of a bomb shelter with cellars beneath. Or if you can’t make it, just do a little sun dance and wish us luck!
Follow this link to the National Gardens Scheme page for The Watch House.
So, here we are in Cornwall and the rain has finally stopped. Apparently it’s back with a vengeance tomorrow, so let’s enjoy this moment. Once again, we’re very lucky to be staying at a friends’ […]