It’s National Gardening Week from 11–17 April and we’re delighted that garden designer, and RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal winner Adam Frost, will be popping in for a book signing on Friday 15 April. Adam’s book Real Gardens can be used to inspire a complete makeover of your own garden or you could just borrow a few good ideas and make a few subtle tweaks. So, if you are around that day, why not drop by and say hello?
Adam is also involved in mapping out the vision for Hyde Hall’s future expansion and growth, something that he said he was “excited and privileged” to be involved with.
Working alongside the Hyde Hall team, Adam will help devise a masterplan document for the garden that sets out how the horticulture and facilities will develop over the next few years. Although the document will not be ‘set in stone’ it will reflect current thinking and a strategy for future development. As we are currently embarking upon some major project work at the moment, the document will be invaluable and will help tell the story of Hyde Hall.
Big changes afoot
If you’re a regular visitor, you’ve probably noticed quite a few things going on. As soon as you enter the garden you are greeted by the new Winter Garden, which once finished, will be a show-stopping celebration of just how good gardens can be in the colder months. At the moment the garden team is busy planting key trees and shrubs, but already things are starting to take shape and you can begin to visualise how it will eventually look.
There’s also a hive of activity on the site of the new Global Growth Vegetable Garden where contractors are laying the main pathways. Things are progressing well and the innovative circular design of the garden is already evident. Set to open in summer 2017, it will challenge perceptions of conventional kitchen gardens and showcase an extraordinarily diverse range of edible plants. Just along from the Vegetable Garden is the new staff plant nursery and workshops and over the coming months this will become fully operational.
We do hope that you will watch with interest as these exciting projects develop and don’t forget to look for updates on our web pages.
…Don’t forget that the Adam Frost book signing takes place at 2pm on Friday 15 April, which also happens to be our National Gardens Open Day, so you can also gain free admission and enjoy the delights of spring in full bloom.