Garden open again

Now that the worst of Tuesday’s high winds have passed, we are pleased to say that the garden is open again Wednesday 26th August. We look forward to greeting you.

Garden closed due to high winds 25th August

The recent high winds, and the forecast of more to come on Tuesday 25th August, means that we have taken the decision to close the garden on Tuesday 25th August, to ensure the safety of all. Anyone who is already booked to visit on this date will be contacted by Kathy and an alternative offered.

Midsummer Evening visits

Mid-summer evenings in the Manor House Gardens can be very special indeed. The garden is full of roses, clematis and campanulas but there is an extra special moment. There is great beauty as the sun lowers in the sky and caresses the grasses and flowers in the wild flower meadow and the long avenue of

Enjoying the hellebores

We purchased a group of wild hellebores from Will Mc Lewin several years ago and I have kept them in a separate bed well away from more colourful forms. They have creamy flowers which show up well because they are not so droopy as other types. They look lovely along with early daffodils and primroses.

News in 2020

We are busy preparing new beds where very tall dark Leylandii have been removed at the bottom of the drive. Not easy because there are masses of big roots. But hopefully roses, agapanthus, phlox etc will give a welcome to the garden in the summer.

Replanting old bed near the art gardens.

For some years one of the beds has not worked very well and its time for a change. Its by the gate and rather exposed but in summer should be sunny for half the day. We might plant red tree peonies fronted by red inter sectional peonies, fronted by dark heuchera. This would tie in

What’s New for 2020

Our lovely old beech tree started splitting last year and was deemed unsafe so it was removed. It has opened up a lovely view over the Great Ouse Valley. We may sow sanfoin seed in the spot in April to attract the bees. Two leylandii were removed from the bottom of the drive last year

We’re now on Candide

If you’d like to find out a little more about Kathy Brown’s Garden before you visit, you can also find us on the Candide Gardening App a great free app for gardeners to find inspiration and knowledge. Simply download the app, search for Kathy Brown’s Garden then you have the choice of listening to us, Kathy and Simon, talk about