Nature and nurture in Ham House garden

Ham House’s head gardener Rosie Fyles is gardening for nature and people in a 17th-century walled garden in London’s heart. Take a glimpse behind the scenes in this regular blog.

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Sunrise over the cherry garden at Ham House, London

We use the latest wildlife gardening techniques to help nature thrive, and to conserve the beauty and heritage of the garden for everyone to enjoy. Follow the Nature and Nurture gardening blog for the latest news and ideas from Rosie and her passionate team. Then share your own tips and questions too using #HamGarden4Nature.

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3 Dec 2019

Is this a quiet time in Ham House garden?


Published: 3 December 2019

Rosie Fyles, Head Gardener at Ham House in London, is often asked if early winter is a quiet period in the garden. Assumptions are made that the bulbs are all already in, herbaceous growth is dying back (or cut down), the mower blades are on their sharpening leave and it’s too wet and cold for hedge-cutting, surely?

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22 Oct 2019

How we're planting for climate change at Ham House


Published: 22 October 2019

As a custodian of Ham House's historic garden, with 400 years of cultivation before me, I'm noticing changes in the way the plants here are behaving. Luckily, I'm also discovering there's plenty we can do to adapt.

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21 Oct 2019

Can history inspire today's nature gardening?


Published: 21 October 2019

A historic, formal garden - straight lines, topiary shapes, clipped hedges, repeated planting sequences - is not a place you would immediately associate with 'gardening for nature'. At Ham House and Garden near Richmond in Surrey, we're seeking to change this.

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