Farley Hill Place Gardens

These fully working gardens cover four acres in total and are being gradually reclaimed and replanted with a mixture of traditional and modern plant varieties. Well-stocked shrub and herbaceous borders, incorporating a number of mature trees, are highly decorative in all seasons and provide useful material to cut for floristry demonstrations and courses. The walled gardens are particularly interesting as they demonstrate what to grow in different aspects.

Large areas are also devoted to the cultivation of an extensive range of seasonal vegetable crops and annual flowers for cutting. This produce is sold at local markets and can also be bought during the height of the season. Squashes, pumpkins and courgettes are a particular speciality at Farley Hill Place Gardens, with their late summer and autumn fruits creating a colourful harvest.

The restored Victorian glasshouse is used for practical courses and demonstrations, as well as to grow grapes and a wide range of Heritage and modern tomato varieties.

The majority of plants in the gardens are raised from seed or propagated from cuttings, and a small nursery offers some of these for sale to garden visitors.

Farley Hill Place Gardens

Guest Blog Gardening Through the Seasons- with Margaret Finch

The magic of our British Seasons never fails to impress us as Gardeners with awesome colours and the little treasures that return as old friends every year.
I’ve just spotted the emerging stems of Nerine Lillies with their spear like stems that flower leaf less and have the daintiest spherical heads of waxy petaled Flowers. They can be pink, red and white and make long lasting cut Flowers. They enjoy a sunny location and well worth watering when in leaf to help flowering.  

Also making a great show at the moment are the Michaelmas daisy or Asters enjoying the late Autumn sun, attracting plenty of Bees and Butterflies to their open daisy like blooms giving a good splash of colour.

Shrubs are also showing a vibrant glow of Autumn colour, the Forsythia has taken on a brilliant burgundy hue before shedding its leaves for Winter .This is one of the most impressive times of year for Trees showing off their splendid colours and an interesting small Tree is the Sorbus a Mountain Ash, good for a small Garden with brilliant coloured foliage and berries Joseph Rock having yellow berries.
My favourite Autumn Tree the Liquidambar is showing off its best red, purple and gold leaves almost Maple shape. The intensity of colour is awesome and well worth admiring.
Our for ever changing Seasons keep our Gardens alive with such fantastic interest making our Gardening pure pleasure only to be enjoyed.

Happy Gardening!

Margaret Finch

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Only last week we were enjoying the most splendid autumn colours that in Britain we have seen in a few years The hot sunny weather helps the trees to store huge levels of sugar which produce these amazing bright glowing colours to lift our spirits in to the winter months

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Just when the Summer has given us its full strength of growth and colour to totally surprise us Gardeners the Nerine suddenly appears as by magic. Usually flowering leafless on stems 45cm -50 cm tall on long slender stems with a stunning waxy display of trumpet like flowers having as many as 8/10 per stem.

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