Category: View 2011

Dipping Pond

One of the most important resources for any garden is it’s water supply. At Croome the gardens are blessed with a 14 metre diameter pond which was commissioned by Brown in 1764. Most of the rain water in the garden is captured and transported to the pond through a network of land drains. The water is… Read more »

We’ve gone Bananas

Wondering through the Fig House on this fine afternoon (as you do), we are suddenly distracted by a strange growth eminating from the centre of our 3 year old banana plant. Closer inspection revealed the following :- A week later… And then a month on…

Summer under glass

The hot dry Summer has kept us busy opening and closing windows to try and keep the temperature in the Glass Houses under some control. In spite of our efforts the Fig House often exceeds 30 degrees in the mid afternoon.

Roses, such wonderful roses

You may be forgiven for wondering “whatever happened to that promised Rose Garden”. Well, here you go…

A mid Summer stroll

It’s hard to believe that we’re half way through the Summer already, though it has been pretty busy inside the Walled Gardens.