07 August 2017 By Tash Ellens
Last week we had the pleasure of meeting a group of students who are studying the Kew Diploma in Horticulture. We took them on a tour of Thenford Arboretum & Gardens, and Broughton Grange; Oxfordshire's most influential and admired gardens and both home to Alitex greenhouses.
The students appeared to have enjoyed themselves, even though the weather was a little wet. They were most intrigued by the range of beautiful plants each garden had to offer.
Joe Clements, one of the students, praised the visits;
"I found both visits really inspiring, always a pleasure to visit beautiful contemporary gardens which offer a refreshing contrast to the historic botanic landscape I work in at Kew."
If you're interested in visiting the gardens yourself, you can find more information about their open dates on their websites: www.thenfordarboretum.com and www.broughtongrange.com. You can also find out more about the Thenford gardens in their book, Thenford by Anne and Michael Heseltine.