Hot and dry

Saturday, July 14. 2018
Our NGS open day is tomorrow and the forecast is for another hot and sunny day. Despite having had no rain since a deluge at the end of June the garden is looking really good. The lavender is superb this year - a ribbon of blue and white humming with bees. Lilies are coming out and smelling divine. Sedums, penstemons, salvias - all the mainstays of this dry garden are looking marvellous. i have never seen Buddleja Dartmoor with its dark purple racemes looking better. The annual white poppy, argemone grandiflora which is always much admired loves the heat. So we hope we will have plenty of visitors.

Country Life article

Tuesday, March 20. 2018
We were so pleased that the garden featured in Country Life magazine on 31st January. Brilliant photographer Marianne Majerus' pictures were brilliant and George Plumptre wrote a very nice article to go with them. Marianne photographed the garden again in the summer and these will appear in Gardens Illustrated later this year.