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2e1ax Default Frontpage Rose 1 I thought that you would like to see what goes on the winter and how money raised from visitors goes straigt back into the gardens. The rose garden is a beautiful part of the Lutyens and Jekyll garden. Cleverly designed so that Mrs Portman and her pals could sit under the shade of the elm arbour, listening to the sound of water running in the rill (and bubbling in a font that used to be there), whilst surrounded by the sent from roses that lingers in the sunken garden- amazingly well thought out. The only trouble is that whereas modern roses...
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2e1ax Default Frontpage HESTERCOMBE   Marquee At Sunset Tomorrow night - Friday 5th December - we will hold our press launch to officially open the skating rink, the magical night-time Winter Wonderland plus of course Father Christmas who will make a sneak preview before his arrival on 13th December.  Invitees will be taken through the winter gardens to the festive grotto, they will then return to the skating rink inside the seasonally decorated marquee to test out the indoor, artificial ice-rink. It should be a great start to a wonderful winter! If you'd like more information on this or any of our events this Christmas please contact me 07900...
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2e1ax Default Frontpage FullSizeRender This year we lost a beautiful tree in the shrubbery. It was called Styrax japonicus or japanese snowbell. In the spring it has little white bell shaped flowers that hang down along its branches- stunning tree. I have no idea why it died but it had been slowly weakening over the last few years so it was no surprise. All the planting in the shrubbery is based on plantsman William Robinson. He was known as the wild gardener and absolutely HATED the fashionable Victorian bedding planting of the time. He liked more naturalistic planting and if a tree died he would...
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2e1ax Default Frontpage FullSizeRender 3 In the shrubbery we have some big jungle style plants called Tetrapanex papyrifer- they are used to make 'rice'paper. They look amazing at the moment - although the frost will soon strike them down. We have never seen them flower so thought we'd share the pics with you. ...
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2e1ax Default Frontpage More Glads In Plat 09 COME AND PICK UP AN ABSOLUTE BARGAIN!!!!    We are digging out all of the gladioli that have flowered this summer within the plat. Fill a bag from the shop and give a donation to the charity.  We have Gladioli 'Ibadan' (salmon) and Gladioli 'Traderhorn' (red)...
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