This spring the locked-down members of the population are all likely to be becoming a bit more like gardeners. Not just because of the time we might have to be at home in whatever our garden is for us, from house plant to small yard to multiple acres. This year everybody is more like a gardener because we are all having ideas and making plans about how to make next spring better while this ...Continue reading...
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.
22 Apr 2020
Published: 22 April 2020
27 Mar 2020
Published: 27 March 2020
In our garden there are at least 200,000 bulbs flowering – I just can’t see them. We closed the property down on Tuesday this week to most staff, having closed it to visitors on Saturday when almost 1000 people turned up to enjoy the colours, scents and space. In less than 16 gated acres these numbers represent too many challenges: the outdoors suddenly took on indoor characteristics, where ...Continue reading...
3 Dec 2019
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?Continue reading...
22 Oct 2019
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.Continue reading...
21 Oct 2019
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.Continue reading...