News & Views

Jo's News and Views for March

Hello Everyone, When I wrote about the havoc the storms were causing us a month ago, I don't think any of us imagined anything worse. But in a few short weeks our lives have changed dramatically in ways we could never have imagined. The coronavirus has spread so rapidly that it has caught everyone unaware and now drastic measures have been brought in to save us. The Garden is now closed until further notice so I am pleased to have visited on the last day it was open. Hopefully my newsletter will bring a welcome diversion from the restrictions that have now been placed upon us. If different flowers have their moment then the same can be said for different areas and the Arboretum in spring is

Name the Snowdrop Competition

Head Gardener, Richard Harmes and Melissa Sweetland Melissa enjoys sweet success after winning ‘name the snowdrop’ comp Myddelton House Garden’s very own Melissa Sweetland is celebrating after winning the ‘name the snowdrop’ competition with her suggestion ‘Bowles Gemini’. The gardening team threw down the gauntlet when they challenged the public to come up with a name for a new variety of snowdrop found at Myddelton House Gardens. Melissa duly took up the challenge and wowed judges with her suggestion, which perfectly captured the aesthetics of the flower and paid tribute to E.A Bowles himself. Melissa said, ‘‘I’m delighted to have won. I’ve worked alongside the gardens for eight years and

Jo's February News and Views

Hello Everyone So Storms Ciara and Dennis have wreaked havoc across the country this month. We have been very fortunate again to have escaped the worst of the weather here in the South East and even though we are fed up with this dismal weather we should take a moment to remember that it could be worse. Looking out of my window into my garden I see that it is indeed getting worse as there is snow mixed in the rain this morning, Thursday 27th Feb, here in Enfield. Hard to believe that I was stood in the garden at Myddelton yesterday taking photos in the sunshine but such is the changeable nature of our weather. So what did I see at Myddelton this month? As you approach the house there is a st

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