Budding young horticulturists visit

Young Horticulturist of the Year 2016

It was a pleasure to welcome the 2016 Young Horticulturist of the Year, Lawrence Wright, for a garden tour with our head gardener, Nick Haworth. Lawrence beat over 2,000 entrants to win the award, which comes with a prize of the Percy Thrower bursary, which is £2,500 for a career-enhancing gardening road-trip.

He visited the garden along with fellow RHS students Brendan Arundel and Tom King. The three of them enjoyed a sunlit garden tour, through all ten acres, including a behind the scenes opportunity to chat with all the gardeners.

Garden House Magic is working this summer

The garden made a great impression on the students, who dropped in as part of a Devon garden tour. In horticultural circles the Garden House is famed for it’s evolving naturalistic style and this summer it is looking incredible. The new planting is magnificent and many visitors are telling us they have never seen it looking so good. Perhaps Lawrence, Brendan and Tom will take ideas back and in future years we’ll see more gardens that have a touch of Garden House magic.

Young Horticulturist of hte Year 2016 Lawrence Wright stands in a wild flower meadow

L-R Nick Haworth, Tom King, Brendan Arundel, Lawrence Wright, pictured in the cottage garden.

If you would like to learn more about the award, please visit The Chartered Institute of Horticulture.