Spring time in the garden at Quebec House

Our small but intimate garden is a source of pride to the gardeners who look after it. A lot of colour is packed into the compact borders, creating wonderful sights and delicious smells for our visitors to enjoy. Gardener Claire speaks to us about her favourite part of spring at Quebec House and what we can expect to see this year.

What spring treats can we expect to see in the garden?

This spring and early summer there will be plenty of bulbs to see around the garden. The iconic tulip will be in abundance; look out for these in front of the house entrace.

Other colourful blooms popping up are the classic daffodil, seasonal primrose and dainty barrenwort.

What’s your favourite thing about the garden in spring?

Watching the bulbs and perennial plants waking from their dormant state and emerging through the soil. I love seeing the new life developing on the trees and shrubs while they form fresh buds

What work will the gardeners be digging into this season?

At this time of year, we will be working on our spring lawn care, scarifying, feeding and reseeding. We will be pruning our young rose border, mulching the flower beds ready for June flowering.

Is there anything new for us to see this year?

This is a very important year for Quebec as 2018 marks the centenary of the property being entrusted into the care of the National Trust.

To mark this special occasion we're making some changes to the garden. We're working through the borders to refresh them with new stock to reflect the style and vegetation of an 18th century garden. 

Keep checking back with us throughout the year to see our project become a reality!