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Still Stunning

  It never fails to amaze me quite how spectacular and far reaching the Azaleas and Rhododendrons are at¬†Cragside. With so many varieties, colours and scents there’s something to see around almost every corner. Even on a damp Monday¬†morning they … Continue reading

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Christine Came To Visit

We recently had a visit from Christine Walkden who was filming in and around the Formal Garden, Rock Garden and Pinetum for her upcoming TV program ‘Glorious Gardens From Above’. Christine was shown around the gardens by Dale, our Assistant … Continue reading

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Peacock Butterfly

Just a quick photo of a Peacock butterfly on one of my favourite plants in the Cragside Formal Garden. Its called Agastache ‘Black Adder’ and has long lasting purple flowers with dark green scented leaves – give them a rub … Continue reading

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A few days at Wallington Hall

Before the end of my training placement on the Historic and Botanic Garden Bursary Scheme here at Cragside, I took the opportunity to learn some new skills with Big Thanks from the Garden team at Wallington – one of our … Continue reading

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Four weeks to plant the carpet beds

On Tuesday 1st July, exactly 4 weeks since they were started, the Carpet Beds have been planted up. This is one of the quickest times for this to be done and I think the fabulous weather this year has helped. … Continue reading

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Who Said There Is Nothing To Do In The Garden During The winter?

It seems that for this time of year, our most popular question we get asked is “what do you do in the garden over the winter?” I think, perhaps, that it might be believed that gardeners have very little to … Continue reading

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A New Experience

As a trainee gardener through the Historic and Botanic Garden Bursary Scheme, it is encouraged that we improve current skills and learn new ones too. So last year, when writing up a training plan for my twelve month placement, I … Continue reading

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