07 June 2012 By Billy Hawkins
Our annual summer open day, which is essentially an open door to anyone and everyone, is coming closer; put the date in your diary! We begin at 10 in the morning and generally finish around 2pm after having had a series of guest speakers and a variety of exhibitors to chat to.
10.30am Loren Lewis will share her knowledge and craft of bee-keeping. As a local bee keeper there isn’t much Loren doesn’t know about our bumbling garden friends and the benefits of attracting them into our hedgerows and gardens.
12.30pm Ken Thompson. An academic with an interest in the science of gardening, Ken has written and lectured widely on horticulture. I love an article I read by Ken where he ponders the role of the gardener in fiction. He believes “gardeners are among the most laid-back, generous, serene and above all, tolerant people..”This is why you’ll never see a gardening detective. You can hardly imagine a gritty crime hero popping home to dead-head the dahlia’s.
Alitex have been commissioned to design and manufacture a beautiful and large greenhouse which will eventually be shipped to the USA. Before greenhouses leave our factory we have a trial assembly which ensures any bespoke snagging is done on site before the project takes shape in your garden. We are in the fortunate position of being able to showcase this USA bound unique project on the Open Day.
Our exhibitor friends, fresh from Chelsea Flower Show include; Italian Terrace who hand make stunning pots and ornaments from Italian clay, David Harber an artist specialising in outdoor sundials and sculpture and Gaze Burvill, master craftsmen in outdoor furniture. We will also be joined by Bob Munton who specialises in plant supports and Marina Christopher from Phoenix Perennials.
Our open Day is free of charge and includes refreshments. Please contact us to make your reservation.