Tuesday 28 August 2012

Garden opening details, and some pictures to entice you in!

This Sunday sees us open the garden, for the second time, as part of the National Gardens scheme and is your chance to have a nosy, see some interesting plants, and have some lovely tea and cake whilst raising money for charity!

NGS says:
24 Grove Park
Camberwell, London,  London,  SE5 8LH
Sun 2 Sept (2-5.30) Adm £3, chd free
 A garden to surprise and delight with pond, sunken terrace and bold, big leafed planting of exotics that reach for the sky in late summer, achieving a crescendo of colour with dark dahlias, ricinus, bananas and tetrapanax. New interest this yr from a huge secret garden with more jungle plants, developing potager and cutting garden. Greenhouse with carnivorous plants only for the brave to investigate 
As featured on BBC Gardeners' World
We are at the Chadwick Road end of Grove Park, exact location is found here  Driving should be relatively easy as there is lots of street parking, and we are about 10 mins walk from either Denmark Hill or Peckham Rye Rail stations.
Eating wise we are lucky to have lots of fab local restaurants, my favourite close ones 5 mins away are Ganapati (Indian), Victoria Inn (pub food), and Begging Bowl (Thai) however save lots of room for cake!
Come last year? Come again! See how it has changed: A lot has happened in a year as we have probably cleared and brought an additional 1/3 of the top garden into cultivation, and a lot of the structure and planting has been radically tweaked and changed. That Carol Klein off the telly also came round and I had my 7 minutes of fame on Gardeners World... (I can do autographs if you want) however the banana tree that she helped me overwinter was the only one I had which died, touch of death she has!
Bees: this is also my first year of being a bee keeper which I do jointly with my friend Charlie...you can read my blog of earlier exploits and swarming as it has been a bit of a baptism of fire. However, things are now under control and we have 2 hives (which are very tucked away) and Charlie will be on hand to talk bees and hopefully show people the hives.
Please do come! And if you are a blog reader do say hi (I will be the one looking flustered trying to eat a bit of every cake)
Anyway, to tempt you in here are some more pictures.....

This is the scene at the moment as Steven scours receipe books for the winning NGS combination.....

Salvia, voodoo lilym, Asarum, nasturshums and Blechnum chilensis

Leonotus leonoris

Amicia zygomeris
Cuphea ignea

Ganesh wating to say hello!

Tithonia and hedychium densifolia

Rudbeckia 'Herbsonne'

Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. You are definitely ready Clive! Good luck on your open day!