Member Open Gardens

This weekend there are three member open garden opportunities: Saturday 23rd May, 4 – 8pm, Julie Wise (NGS) Sunday 24th May, 1 – 5pm, Sue and Mike Kellard (Preston Open Gardens) Sunday 24th May, 1 – 5pm, Hugh and Meta Reeves (Preston Open Gardens) Julie Wise / Rustling End Cottage Meander through the wild flower meadowContinue reading “Member Open Gardens”

Members’ Open Garden: Renata Hume, 10 Cross Street, Letchworth

Renata Hume’s garden in Letchworth is open three times in the coming week: Friday 15th May, 5 to 8pm Saturday 16th May, 11am – 2pm Sunday 17th May, 2 – 5pm A cottage garden fronts a Letchworth Garden City exhibition cottage of 1905. The back garden contains informal planting dictated by the gently sloping plotContinue reading “Members’ Open Garden: Renata Hume, 10 Cross Street, Letchworth”

Members’ Open Garden – The Abbots House

On a bright afternoon last Sunday a small group of Herts HPS members gathered to visit Sue and Peter Tomson’s garden at The Abbot’s House in Abbot’s Langley. It was a real treat to explore the large garden, with myriad paths leading to many different areas, each with their own distinct character and atmosphere. Tall treesContinue reading “Members’ Open Garden – The Abbots House”

Garden Openings: Julie Wise and Marion Jay

This weekend two of our members are opening their gardens for the NGS: Julie Wise at Rustling End Cottage, Saturday 2nd May from 4pm to 8pm Marion Jay at 84 Valley Road, Sunday 3rd May from 2pm to 5:30pm Julie Wise / Rustling End Cottage Meander through the wild flower meadow to a cottage gardenContinue reading “Garden Openings: Julie Wise and Marion Jay”

2015 Seedling Swap

The Herts Group Seedling Swap drew a bumper number of visitors to David and Jane Singleton’s sunny garden last Saturday. David is a fuchsia enthusiast and his greenhouse was packed with healthy-looking rooted cuttings, many of which will end up growing on in the polytunnel which also doubles a cover for his swimming pool! AContinue reading “2015 Seedling Swap”

Garden Opening: Sarah Marsh

HHPS Member Sarah Marsh will be opening her garden three times in the coming week: Weds April 22nd from 2pm to 5pm Sat April 25th from 2pm to 5pm Sun April  26th from 2pm to 5pm Sarah’s garden has a listed millhouse (not open) with semi-walled garden bordered by a bridged millstream and mill race. This romanticContinue reading “Garden Opening: Sarah Marsh”

Member Open Gardens 2015

Many members have garden openings this year, which are described below along with a table of opening dates and times at the bottom of the page. Correction: The Tomson’s are opening one week earlier on May 10th, rather than May 17th, Two members are opening their gardens for the Herts HPS group exclusively in 2015:Continue reading “Member Open Gardens 2015”

Members Garden: Renata Hume

Herts HPS member Renata Hume kindly opened her garden to fellow members on September 7th.  The borders were still full of colour with many summer favourites still in bloom, and there was a bumper harvest of apples on display.  Renata’s garden is full of interest and unexpected surprises, and her canny design provides plenty ofContinue reading “Members Garden: Renata Hume”

Herts HPS Member’s Open Garden, June 2014

Member Jacqueline Turner generously opened her garden in to HHPS members on the 1st June.  Nestled in Sheepcote Lane in Wheathampstead, the front garden of Marford Cottage was planted with a combination of interesting evergreens and perennials, including some magnificent euphorbias and vivid herbaceous geraniums.  The rear garden had a cottage-garden atmosphere, with swathes ofContinue reading “Herts HPS Member’s Open Garden, June 2014”