The Royal Horticultural Society launched National Gardening Week four years ago as a celebration of everything to do with gardens and gardening. So this week, starting from the 13th to the 19th of April we are encouraged to get out and enjoy the gardens we own or enjoy visiting – it’s also a good excuse to visit a garden you’ve never been to before!
There’s lots going on nation wide, so why not take a look to find something near you?http://www.nationalgardeningweek.org.uk/
At Cragside we are celebrating this week with several events.
Why not come and plant up a pot for the Ivy Bridge on Thursday 16th. The bridge, which is located in the Pinetum, was originally designed to allow a horse and trap to travel over to allow the Armstrong family access from the house to the Formal Gardens and also to their church in Rothbury. Originally, it held 30 pots which were planted up to enhance the route, perhaps planted using a selection of seasonal plants. We have decided to put this feature back as a celebration for National Gardening Week. So come and meet our Assistant Head Gardener Dale who will be on hand to explain and assist in this exciting opportunity!
Andrew Sawyer, our Conservation Officer, is hosting a talk on Friday 17th which is a personal journey into the wonderful magic and joy of wildflowers of Northumberland and County Durham from childhood to present day.
Or, why not join one of our Rangers who are giving a guided walk? You will be lead through the amazing landscape of rocks, caves and secret pathways that can only be discovered on foot.
For more information about times, prices etc please check the website http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside/things-to-see-and-do/events/.