Following the success of our Blossom Day at the start of the month, we have reopened our cafe in the glasshouses on a Thursday, and are now selling hot and cold drinks as well as home made cakes and treats, all made within the garden.
Our plant sales area continues to grow, with the addition of two new stands by the cafe, all of which can be bought, and offer a flavour of the walled garden to take home and plant in your own green space.
Meantime in the garden we have all been very busy. lots of propagation and potting up of plants for plant sales, mowing of lawns, digging of beds, but with recent rain and now warmer days, weeds are one of our main focuses now that we have the vegetable beds and allotment projects all planted up.
We spend a lot of time through the summer weeding, but it can be a sociable job, with us working in teams on specific areas to make them look tidy, much chatter and enjoyment is had by all in the process. We hope that as people come to visit that the fruits of our labour is enjoyed and make a super backdrop to a walk or day out.
Our annual Blossom Day has not been able to go ahead over the last two years due to restrictions due to the pandemic, so this year it was especially nice to be able to open the gates of the walled garden to the public, to enjoy the garden and our hospitality.
Teas and home made cake as well as raffle and music were set alongside a BBQ and plant sales on one of our lawns, set among the apple trees and aside the double border, all maintained by the people who access our day service provision, many comments were heard about how well the garden was maintained, and that our cakes were delicious.
Our blossom day indeed had plenty of blossom, our apple trees are currently in full bloom, and look splendid, and with a day of sunshine and blue skies, were really set off to full effect.
Our new plant sales area and newly styled cafe, set within one of the glasshouses were also on show, and will be open through the summer (check our website for opening details),
The staff team would like to thank all those who helped to make the day a big success, and of course the many people who attended, making the event one of our busiest.
We look forward to seeing people through the summer, on return visits, and hope that you enjoy watching the seasonal changes that the walled garden has to offer.