Chris Flynn, Head Gardener at Dyffryn Gardens fills us in on what he and the team are up to each month. Our garden revival project is well underway and lots of plans are afoot to restore the gardens to their original splendour. Find out what work is being carried out and what to look out for ahead of your visit.
As the summer takes hold, the gardens are in their peak. The work doesn't let up as the team are hard at work on the next task to restore the gardens.
Lots of sunshine and warm weather mean mowing and watering are top of the agenda for the team this month, not to miss this month are the dramatic water lily displays in the central water features.
This month the team are re-sizing the beds on the south front and find out what we're up to in our meadows.
We're celebrating Italy in the gardens this summer to mark 110 years of the Pompeiian Garden being built.
The vibrancy of spring can be seen all over the gardens, sometimes the beauty is in the not-so-obvious.
There's lots to discover in the arboretum this time of year and something new around every corner.
As the snow melts and the spring bulbs peak through the team are harvesting pea sticks, planting hedgerow and readying the garden for the year.
As hedge-cutting continues, our gardeners are hard at work transforming our Garden Rooms. Winter plants are in flower and early signs of spring out.
Hedge cutting is taking priority this month, the team are restoring some long lost views across the gardens. There's still plenty of colour in the orchid house and the vines are put to bed for the winter.
As autumn turns to winter Chris and the team are setting their minds to planning for next year, from new colour schemes to bulb planting there's no rest for our gardeners.
Autumn colour is starting to appear in the gardens, find out what to look out for as well as what the team are up to looking after our lawns.
Dahlias are the theme of this blog, Dyffryn is blessed to have a rich history of the cultivar and hold particular prominence in the garden in late summer and early autumn.
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