Open Day at Holbrook Garden

Holbrook Garden is taking part in the National Open Garden Scheme:

About the Venue

Imagine a track through a meadow but with plants drawn from across the temperate world – that’s what we try to create – natural looking and intermixed plantings – managed seeding places plants far better than we can. The resulting plant interactions are seldom seen with conventional blocky and discrete plantings. Early interest is a stunning meadow of snakeshead fritillaries and late season is a riot yellows and oranges and big grasses. A stone garden with a butterfly rich planting of Verbena bonariensis, Salvia uliginosa, late Asters and Rudbeckia subtomentosa together with pokers and Agapanthus. There’s experimentation with mixed plantings of slower conifer forms – notably Pinus cultivars planted with late daisies and umbels. Perfumes, songbirds and nests abound. In vegetable polytunnel lots of tomatoes, basil, less common salad crops, strawberries and peppers.

“Heaven for bumble bees”, “sun shining through layers of plants”, “an immersive experience”, “inspiring”, “exciting plants”, “magical, artistic, free flowing paradise”, “cleverly planted but looks so natural”. Productive vegetable garden and polytunnel. If you like ‘neat and tidy’ then this garden may not be for you. Amazing display of Snakeshead fritillaries in early April.

Light refreshments and homemade cakes available.

About the National Open Garden Scheme

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,600 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.


Image courtesy of the National Garden Scheme

Categories: Guided Activities and Tours

Venue: Holbrook Garden

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