Category: News

Christmas has come early!

We have been very lucky recently in receiving gifts of plants from two eminent specialist growers: Professor Ralph Martin in

Surplus plants

We have a few surplus young plants available at the moment (while they last), priced at £1.50 each plus postage

Carole Baxter from The Beechgrove Garden with Paul
The Beechgrove Garden

The Beechgrove Garden film team were here with Carole Baxter last week, filming the collection for the TV programme. It

Benches with display signs
Collection awarded Bursary

I am very pleased to say that the Collection has been awarded a bursary by Plant Heritage, to allow us

Open Day 2019

The Open Day and BCSS branch visit will be on Saturday 25th May, 10 -5. Flowering will be best in

spring flower buds
Spring flower buds

This morning all of the cacti got their second watering and feed of the year. Although there aren’t any flowers

Volunteers wanted

Got green fingers? Love plants? Interested in learning a bit more about horticulture? We are looking for a volunteer helper

The propagation bench

Now that we have more space, our intention is to propagate a lot more than we have been able to

vents open

Today was the first day since last autumn that the vents opened automatically. They are currently set to open when

New plants wanted

I’ve updated the “wants list” of plants we are looking to obtain for the collection.

construction week 6
Construction week 6

Apologies for the lack of updates- we’ve been busy! Here we are at the end of week 6 of construction.

end of week 2
Construction- end of week 2

The main structure of the greenhouse is finished. We will start building the benches today, and next week sees a