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Packwood Follies

The inside out house takes shape in the woods at Packwood House

The Follies were entertainments hosted by Baron Ash in the 1920s and 1930s. From 10 March, they will be brought up to date with a series of contemporary artworks around the park created by artist Hilary Jack. This is the 'Inside Out House' which is nearing completion.

Watch out for them as you walk around the grounds.

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Find out what our gardeners are getting up to behind the scenes by reading our Head Gardener's new monthly blog. Mick Evans will tell you what to look out for in the garden, as well as sharing his words of wisdom with you each month.


Succulents for the café

Succulents in the new cafe at Packwood House

Peter in the nursery has done a sterling job of preparing a horde of succulents in terracotta pots which Lucy arranged in the Garden Kitchen café.

At last Mick has found another place to over-winter his ever-growing plant collection. The big yucca is a species known as ‘elephantipes’ and the dinky little woolly looking house leeks are the variety Spider’s Lair.

Packwood to Baddesley Clinton walk

This is a beautiful walk through the Arden countryside, taking in the Stratford Upon Avon Canal and two tranquil Warwickshire properties.

Now we have a café at Packwood, why not plan lunch at one property and a cream tea at another?

The kitchen garden

John is finishing tiling  the roof of his children’s ‘pottering’ shed in the kitchen garden last week. Typically John has made this a sturdy construction that is not likely to fall down in a hurry.

Peter, who works in the greenhouse, has been getting plants ready to display on the temporary plant sales stand that is located in front of the side exit doors from reception.

As the weather improves we'll soon be lifting the dipping pond lid which takes at least 9 gardeners to move.