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Welcome to our Head Gardener’s Journal

In this monthly column, we will share technical aspects of our work and also keep you up to date about ongoing projects. If there is any topic you might want to hear more about, please ask during your next visit!

The Golden Month

While we are getting our tools ready to start cutting down perennials and ‘putting the garden to bed’, the park is entering its second glorious phase of the season. Following the spring bulb show, the grass has been kept short throughout the summer, creating a vast expanse of calm green. This is now changing as our trees turn into glowing sculptures.

Golden Ash (Fraxinus excelsior ‘Jaspidea’)
Chinese Red Birch (Betula albosinensis) grove in the New Garden
Ancient White Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocanastum)
18th century farm gate leading onto the wider estate
Sweet Gum Tree (Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’)

It is hard to beat October mornings when the grass is heavy with dew and the light is truly golden!