Borde Hill Garden opens for the season on the 23rd of March 2013. 'This year we are especially looking forward to the new season as we are celebrating the 150th year anniversary of the birth of my great grandfather - the garden's creator" said Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke.
Paradise Walk is newly replanted with over 700 new additions including Astrantia Ruby, Kniphofia ‘Tawny King’, Monarda ‘Mahogany’ and Catanache caerulea for rich carpet of colour.
Following the success the fabulous Jay Robin's Rose Garden another 100 roses have been planted, taking the total to over 600 David Austin roses. A few additions to the Gold Standard rose borders will be incorporated later on in the season.
The Italian Garden had a makeover with the paving slabs re-laid and four new beds created for planting up later in the spring.
Behind the scenes
The Gardening team has been working hard finishing off jobs prior to the gardens re-opening.
Andy Stevens the head Gardener said; 'Paths are being swept, benches placed and borders edged. Mulching of the Rose Garden with manure from the neighbouring estate farm is now finished. Mulching of the borders in the Azalea Ring with composted woodchip continues. 30 new fragrant deciduous azaleas will be planted here shortly. While the snow falls outside we have taken the opportunity to start pricking out geranium seedlings in the warmth of the greenhouse.'
Borde Hill Garden hosts a colourful calendar of events of particular interest to families, gardeners, car enthusiasts and music lovers. The season starts with flowering themed Easter Bunny Trail, running from 29 March - 14 April. Children who complete the trail will get a chocolate reward.
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Published 18th March 2013
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