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How to Plant a Tree

How to Plant a Tree

by Claire Greenslade, Head Gardener Trees are such an important part of gardens and garden design. They can provide great habitats for wildlife and be a food source for wildlife (and humans). They can add height to a garden design and provide shady areas to relax in....
Green Ideas for the Garden

Green Ideas for the Garden

by Claire Greenslade, Head Gardener At Hestercombe we’re really keen to be as green and ecologically minded as possible, and are always looking for more ways to improve. So here’s the latest idea from the Gardens team! For many years in the gardens, when a tree...
How to Prune Apples and Pears

How to Prune Apples and Pears

A step-by-step guide to apple and pear pruning by Claire Greenslade, Head Gardener The first rule of apple pruning is… don’t worry, it’s not that hard and it’s unlikely that you will kill the tree! The second rule is use sharp tools! Keep in your head the reason...
Coronavirus updates from Hestercombe

Coronavirus updates from Hestercombe

Latest update: Monday 11th January 2021 Hestercombe Gardens temporarily closing due to the Covid-19 pandemic Following the latest Government announcement regarding the heightened emergency level and increased transmissibility of the Covid-19 virus, Hestercombe Gardens...