This American oak (Quercus rubra) seedling (above) was brought back from New England by Adrian some years ago. Collected at Walden Pond, Massachusetts. It is now a 20ft tree and has amazing autumn colour. As we have developed more autumn colour over the years, we will be extending the opening of the gardens until 12th […]
What’s in a name? Where did the name Foggy Bottom come from? It’s a bit more of a story than you might think! Adrian tells the story in the early chapters of one of his early books; ‘I first came across the name Foggy Bottom when working on a nursery in the USA in 1959 […]
Spring into Summer The gardens are looking fantastic as plants come into growth, foliage and flower. Always something to enjoy whether you are a gardener or not, and a visit any time from now on is likely to be inspirational. This week, despite an unfortunate ground frost which has singed the foliage of hostas and […]
“If there was only one snowdrop allowed to be in cultivation, I would have to choose Sam Arnott!” Adrian Bloom. Galanthus ‘Sam Arnott’ with Luzula sylvatica ‘Aurea’ (left) and Ophiopogon and Cornus (right) The Story of Sam Arnott… Few gardeners may realize that we are in an era of Snowdrop Mania, and each year […]
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