Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Welcome

Hello and welcome to the Scotney Castle Garden Blog.

This blog will be updated on a regular basis to let you know what is going on within the garden at Scotney Castle. I will be updating new plants that are of interest,letting you know of any new projects that we are undertaking throughout the garden, and anything that I think that will be of interest to you.

We also have a blog from our walled garden which can be found at http://www.scotneycastlewalledgarden.blogspot.com/ where we have just started a restoration project to turn the Walled garden back into a working kitchen garden. This is quite an exciting project and we hope you will follow our progress.

Today in the garden......

Between the rain showers we have managed to get most of the mowing completed throughout the garden, there is still a little bit to finish off so fingers crossed for dry weather tomorrow!

We have been working with a design and publishing company called EMS to produce a Family Tree Trail to take you around the garden. The plan is for families to come and search for our top 12 Trees growing in the garden and to find out a little more about them with our fascinating facts. Complete the trail and you will find out facts such as which trees were used to build masts on pirate ships and which trees you can drive a car through.

The tree trail should be up and running for the start of the childrens holiday's next week, Dave one of our gardeners is just putting the finishing touches to the trail and then it should be completed for you to do. The first 250 are free, all we ask is that you fill out the feedback forms so we can work on developing the trail for the future.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Food glorious food

We have started sending veg to restaurant. The veg patch is now producing a fair crop, and we have been able to supply the restaurant with Courgettes, Beans and Spinach. It is only on a small scale at the moment, but they have been able to use the produce in salads and soups. It is something we will be expanding on next year, and it is exciting to know that meals are being produced from food grown only a couple of hundred yards away.