The celebration garden is open all year round for you to walk around at your leisure, but every year you can see it in its full glory when the dahlias are also in flower.
The celebration garden was created by Mrs Aylett and her team in 2015 to celebrate the company’s 60th year in business. Dahlias have been planted amongst other herbaceous plants to show how they might grow in a more natural garden setting. At the end of the garden we also have a wildflower meadow complete with a insect hotel, an ideal place for insects to find a home and plenty of flowers to collect nectar from.
Our Head Gardener Tim has been very busy in the Celebration Garden for the past few weeks. Springtime has started in earnest and after much preparation the garden is awakening from it’s winter slumber. Tim has been busy weeding, digging, pruning and generally tending to the garden and planning new displays and features. The wildflower beds are being sown in stages with different mixes to give us a longer display through the season. Early flowering plants such as Bergenia, Pulmonaria and Brunnera are blooming and new shrubs and trees are establishing well. The first batch of Dahlia tubers have also been carefully prepared and planted in the garden by our expert Nursery team. This is an exciting time for us as we plan ahead and watch in anticipation as the garden grows and develops. If you are visiting and enjoying a stroll around the garden, do stop and say hello to Tim, he will be happy to welcome you and talk about the garden’s progress.