25 March 2013 By Billy Hawkins
'The Evolving Garden at Greys Court', by Rachel Edwards, Head Gardener at the National Trusts' Greys Court.
Please join us at Greys Court, a National Trust property set in the rolling hills of the Chilterns for a coffee morning and entertaining talk by the gardeners who work here. With Rachel Edwards' and Jayne Lake's experience, it is probably a good idea to bring a notebook - in case there are ideas you can replicate in your own garden and greenhouse. A question and answer session will help you with specifics and a tour of the Walled Garden will illustrate Rachel's talk.
Take a look at the Greys Court website to see the treat in store in the well kept and maintained walled gardens - including an Alitex greenhouse, the result of a huge fundraising campaign. Jayne Lake, a Greys Court Gardener will talk about the difference the Alitex greenhouse has made to their work at Greys Court and how they are using it.The series of walled gardens is a colourful patchwork of interest set amid medieval ruins, home to the Brunner family until recent years.
Everyone attending will have free access to the gardens and the house (a picturesque 16th-century mansion) post-event, with timed tickets from 1pm which will be arranged on the day. Refreshments can be taken in the tea rooms in the afternoon (not included in the ticket price).
Greys Court Talk and Coffee Morning
Where? Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 4PG
When? Thursday 25th July 10am - Midday, with free access to the house and gardens from 1pm
Tickets £10 to include light refreshments in the morning.