Head Gardeners Evening Tour

Climbing red roses at Packwood

Join Mick Evans, the Head Gardener at Packwood, for an exclusive after hours’ tour of the gardens. On Wed 11 July take a tour around Packwood’s beautiful gardens and discover the history and planting secrets of this stunning summer garden.

The recent spell of sunshine and refreshing showers have really given the gardens a boost with tender perennials filling the borders and  lining the pathways leading up to the yew garden. The wildflower meadows, full of cowslips, irises and buttercups are attracting buzzing bumblebees and fluttering butterflies to the gardens and from June the roses take centre stage with colours ranging from blush pink to dark red.

The gardens are full of beautiful roses in the summer months
Pink rose at Packwood
The gardens are full of beautiful roses in the summer months

The gardeners at Packwood spend the whole of June planting up the main flower garden with perennials of many bright colours to extend the seasonal interest so there’s always something beautiful to see. Catching the eye are the glossy black rosettes of the African cabbage trees planted in the raised terrace borders at 10metre intervals. The house walls are covered in scented honeysuckle and an early flowering China rose with its amazing sprays of tiny double yellow flowers light up the main entrance to the house.

" Alongside Packwood’s yews, which are undoubtedly its rarest and most famous feature, in recent years the gardens have been sympathetically brought up to date by the gardening team who have introduced a contemporary mingled planting style. The summer months are the perfect time to explore the gardens and I’ll be pointing out some rare and unusual plants as we meander around the gardens in the summer sun with a glass of wine."
- Mick Evans, Head Gardener

This is a unique opportunity to pick up some top tips for the perfect summer garden and spend the evening with friends hearing first-hand how the gardens are lovingly cared for. Tickets are limited so please call the property to book a place on 01564 782024. Tickets cost £15 per person which includes a glass of wine.