Kokedama forest

Kokedama forest

Kokedama is a Japanese art where a ball of moss covered soil is used to grow plants from, and can be hung from a tree. This is what we will have in our orchard this spring.

Over the winter there have been more than 1000 spring bulbs planted and this year, these include many different varieties which will bloom together to create a beautiful display of colour. 15 of our lovely volunteers have worked hard over the winter to make sure the planting went smoothly. 

See our display of 250 Kokedama which is a Japanese planting technique using a moss ball to plant bulbs which will be on display in the orchard. This colourful display will be on show until the end of February, when the kokedama will be planted around the estate. In the meantime, take a walk around these displays of beauty and perhaps also a slightly longer stroll around the estate.

At certain times there are bookable estate tours but you can wander through most parts of the hay meadow at your leisure; the 3/4 mile gently sloping meander is ideal for many of our visitors.

Bring along your doggy friends for some light exercise and afterwards, warm yourself in the café with a hot drink. Don't forget, dogs are allowed inside the café strongroom so they can warm up too.

House in the winter sun
ALR House
House in the winter sun