My patch is situated on a herb and cottage garden plant nursery owned and run by my parents Kim & Rob Hurst. 2016 brings with it a milestone for their business, celebrating 40 years of growing as The Cottage Herbery. To mark this amazing achievement they are holding an open weekend on June 18th and 19th, opening up the nursery to the public for a one off weekend.
As well as getting the chance to explore the nursery the new garden will be having its first unveiling.
The garden has been created on the site of the old hop picking machines for the farm's former hop yards. A section of the old dutch barn has been retained as a frame which towers above the new perennial beds casting amazing shadows throughout the day. The garden is full of unusual perennials and structural planting, packed full of interest.
As it is #BritishFlowersWeek my small flower beds and growing area will all be open too. You will be free to wander about and take a sneak a peak at what I am growing for all my summer brides, with lots of bunches cut for sale as well. There will be a demonstration each day with walks and talks around the garden given by my mum Kim, exploring The Cottage Herbery's 40 year journey. My dad Rob will be selling bagfuls of plants to take home to create your own little piece of their garden.
Teas, cakes and light bites will be served all day, which you will be able to enjoy within the garden - weather permitting!
Entrance is FREE and there is ample parking.