This month in the garden

Dried flowers trimmed ready for the garland making day, Parke, Devon

It's been a relatively quiet time in the garden

There have been a number of days rained off recently, however the volunteers have still managed to do quite a bit of weeding in preparation for planting next year.

Native snowdrops, daffodils, cyclamen and snakes head fritillaries have been planted in the borders for some spring colour. A great deal of time in the summer has been spent preparing the dried flowers for our garland making day. We grew

  • Scarlet strawflowers
  • White and rose pink everlasting daisies
  • Pink, purple, white and yellow statice

These have all been dried and trimmed to produce an amazing garland for display at the information point in the car park over the festive period.

Garland made at Parke, Devon
Garland made at Parke, Devon
Garland made at Parke, Devon

Over the last year our established gardening volunteer team - and some welcome new faces - have transformed the walled garden and plans are now being made to prepare for next years growing season.

Don't forget the garden is open most days between 10.30am and 3.30pm. There are two ways into the garden now - the easiest being the gate on your left just after the orchard as you walk from the car park towards the café.