and a formal vegetable garden incorporating a ‘Phlox walk’, ornamental vegetable garden, ornamental fruit garden, interlinking pathways and borders, and central pond.
Visitor interest throughout the year will be sustained by creating a garden with an emphasis on the changing seasons. The Walled Garden will also act as stock beds for the nursery as well as its showpiece. Produce - cut flowers, fruit, and vegetables - will also be sold from the nursery and used in the tea room.
The Garden centre will be run by Wildegoose Nursery, whose co-founders Jack and Laura Willgoss operate the UK’s largest Viola Nursery after taking over the Bouts Cottage Nursery collection.
In 2013, Jack and Laura were both listed in the Sunday Times Top 20 horticulturalists under 40 and also won Gold at RHS Malvern in 2014 and 2015 as well as a Silver Gilt at Chelsea this year. The enterprise is a specialist nursery in the true old-fashioned sense of the word; one where all the plants are produced on site, where the stock plants can be seen growing in the garden, expert advice and knowledge is given, and there is the opportunity to find something a bit different.