Backhouse Estate Rossie has a splendid walled garden with traditional herbaceous borders with wispy grasses and colourful perennials. A water feature of a short rill and formal pond functions as a reservoir supporting the garden’s watering requirements. There are herb beds, vegetables, and cut flowers together with old espaliered fruit trees trained on the stone walls. If the scree and rock leave you still wanting more then there is a woodland walk, which leads to a ruined tomb.
A cafe in the grounds offers refreshments to compliment the afternoon.
Don’t be concerned if you do not have transport as often spaces in cars will be available. Email your interest in joining in on this afternoon.
This is the weekend when green fingered enthusiasts are given an opportunity to display the fruits of their labours. The show is open from Friday 1pm to 4pm and again on Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm for all to view the colourful display of local garden produce. Also are classes for floral art, crafts, baking, photography and juniors. Download a schedule for the full list of classes that can be entered.
If you’ve never tried exhibiting then get in contact for helpful hints and tips. See you there!
This is a private glimpse into one of our very successful members’ garden as both Richard and Pam Canning prepare for major flower shows. They have kindly agreed to allow us to see how show bench exhibits of gladioli and dahlias are nurtured prior to cutting and preparing for shows. An added bonus is the availability of craft items which Pam also sells at this time of the year when the annual scheme ” Open Studios” operates. Numbers are strictly limited so do reserve yourself a space on this evening’s event by contacting email@example.com
Every year twenty lucky members are offered a chance to fill a pot with compost and grow on a mystery spring bulb to present at the next Spring show. With plenty of guidance the colourful pots of daffodils give the judges quite a headache on the day. Don’t miss out and put your name down for this event. Plenty of advice is offered in this gentle competition between members.