Thursday, 3 November 2011

A Day of Education

With the weather being very grey and drizzly today, the team take the opportunity to use this time for some education. Always looking for inspiration, new methods and techniques, as well as current horticultural trends, they decide to visit two different gardens.
The first garden, Millwood Market Gardens, an organic vegetable and fruit garden, is run by Jonathan and Lucy Bowden. Lucy, you may remember, was our apprentice and has been running this small business with her husband. It was great to see the progress she has made since leaving us and the team picked up a few tips in how to grow vegetables very successfully.

The second garden visit of the day was to The University of Oxford Botanic Garden. Their team of gardeners are busy working on The Merton Borders using principles and techniques never tried in the gardens before. The beds, measuring 955 square metres, have already been prepared and we went to see the first few plants being planted, as well as to learn all about the theory behind this exciting new border design. For more information click on the following link:

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