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Time flies

It may have been holiday time but things have been busier than ever here and August seems to have passed by in a flash. On one of the hottest days of summer we enjoyed a visit from Wickham Bishops Horticultural society who had booked a tour of the walled garden. With umbrellas and hats to […]

The heat is on

and on and on and on…..When will it end, this relentless hot summer weather and lack of rain? One thing I usually like about gardening is the variety of tasks, but I am beginning to wonder – all we seem to be doing is watering! And while this can be a relaxing and contemplative activity […]

Midsummer already

I always arrive at the longest day on 21st June with mixed feelings. While I relish the long hours of daylight and the peak of the flowering season in the garden I am also surprised at how quickly we arrive at this midsummer day; too soon, it seems, after the memory of the short cold […]

Volunteer week 2018

  We have just celebrated National Volunteer week for 2018 and would like to pay tribute to all our wonderful volunteers at Cressing Temple, who tirelessley dig and snip, weed and clip, plant and sow making everything grow in the gardens. Without them, the gardens would not be as they are today:   We are […]

Celebrating the history of Cressing Temple Gardens

Three cheers for the Friends of Cressing Temple Gardens! They have been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for £63,900 to carry out essential renovation to the garden structures, produce a year in the life of the garden film, improve the way we explain the garden to the public and inform them about […]

Down memory lane

While we all wait for this year’s growing season to get going I thought I would take a walk down memory lane and look at some old photos of Cressing Temple. We are thinking of creating a display of Cressing memories and would like to share photos of the gardens,  buildings or people connected with […]

Are we safe to call this Spring?

Some of us are all ready for Spring….. But the weather has had other ideas lately…… Perhaps the birds should hold back a while before they get on feathering their nests. Mind you, we have provided a few extra desirable residences for our birdlife to consider this year. You may remember us growing bottle gourds […]