To Athens and back

Sorry for the gap in my regular posts but I have been away on a rather exciting trip to Athens and back, via Milan and Florence by train and ferry! Here is a glimpse of where I went and what I saw: The Duomo in Milan. View from the top. A beautiful structure and a […]

Busy bees

We are pleased to announce that Cressing Temple honey is now available to purchase from the well house. We extracted the honey from three hives last week resulting in 42lbs of delicious, golden, runny honey which we are selling in 1lb jars for £5  and 8oz jars for £3. Twelve jars were sold on Sunday […]

Midsummer’s day

Well, there it is, we reached midsummer’s day on 24th June and everything was at a peak in the garden. From now on, us miserable gardeners, determined to look on the bright side, start saying things like “nights are drawing in” and “it’ll be autumn before we know it” but really, where does all the […]

Sizzling summer

What a scorcher! We chose the hottest day of the year so far to hold our summer volunteer BBQ  and we sizzled almost as much as the sausages!   It was a very enjoyable event and a chance to sit down for a change and celebrate the hard work and achievements of the year so […]

Volunteer recruitment

Cressing Temple Gardens need your help   Gardening Mending Making Tuesdays and Thursdays Contact Rebecca for more details rebecca.ashbey@essex.gov.uk 07747670058 Would you like to spend a few hours a week in our beautiful gardens and help to make them even better? We grow herbs, wild flowers, fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. There are all kinds […]

All coming up roses

Rose time is here again and they are looking fabulous. The garden reaches its peak in early June and the recent warm, dry weather has kept the blooms in peak condition and intensified the aromas, resulting in plenty of appreciative oohs and aahs from our visitors this week. Rosa x alba ‘Alba Semiplena’, the white […]

A touch of summer

What a scorcher! The first real taste of summer weather and the gardens seem to be swelling with the joy of it all. The end of May and beginning of June have got to be about the best weeks of the gardening year. The growth is lush and healthy, flower buds are bursting out everywhere […]