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Damp and dismal

Sometimes it can be hard to keep one’s spirits high at this time of year. It all looks so sad and drab and the nights fall so quickly. Every job we do seems to be a messy one and some days, when the wind is sharp and air damp, we really have to steal ourselves […]

Heritage Lottery project

Take a look at this sample video: Part of our Heritage Lottery funded project is to collect personal memories of Cressing Temple gardens. See how we are getting on. The Friends of Cressing Temple Gardens were set up in 2013 to support the  gardens and Jubilee Orchard, at Cressing Temple in central Essex.  The Friends […]

Apple day 2018

The weather may have tried its hardest to dampen our spirits on the only rainy day in a fortnight but everyone seemed to agree – Apple Day was as enjoyable as ever and a huge success. The day started reasonably fine and warm, encouraging us to think we may have got away with it and […]

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 […]