Our garden is a hidden gem in the Teme Valley – an undulating garden featuring a stream, lake and fairy wood. Created in the 1980s by keen gardeners, it is full of mature shrubs, unusual trees and perennials. Even now after 7 years tending to the garden I spot a new plant I hadn’t seen before.
The trees and shrubs provide a haven for a diverse selection of insects and birds – the huge lime tree constantly hums all summer with the sound of bees. The lake is the home for breeding moorhens, frogs, fish and newts. And the wood provides hiding holes for badgers, rabbits and mice. All in all a pretty busy garden for wildlife and a constant source of work for me and the part time gardener.
I occasionally open the garden to the public – when it’s looking particularly good and I’ve managed to get most of the weeds under control. I also host floral workshops in a marquee in the garden, where aspiring flower arrangers can forage for foliage and learn how to arrange flowers. Check out my workshop page for upcoming dates.