As seen on Gardener’s World

Ellicar Gardens opens for the National Garden Scheme
25th Feb 12noon-4pm

explore our 5 acre gardens with grasses and seed heads left standing around our Natural Pool for winter.
Our Winter Garden is full of fragrant flowering shrubs, snowdrops and hellebores
Enjoy swathes of fiery Cornus and coloured willows and specimen trees with winter bark.
adults £4.50 children free.
combined entry with Holmes Villa, Walkeringham
Plant sales, teas at Holmes Villa.

Winter Garden

Winter GardenIn between the wet and snow this weekend, we managed to grab a couple of hours in the Winter Garden- William gave me a beautiful snakebark  Acer and a really posh Magnolia sieboldii  the other day, so we shuffled a few plants around and have planted them amongst the fiery stemmed Cornus ‘Midwinter Fire’ and between an Acer griseum and a burgundy barked Euonymus europeus.

I’m so pleased with the new border- all coppery tones with Hammamelis ‘Diane’, Bergenia, Carex comans,  and  I spread snowdrops around in between. In fact looking along the border through to the goat paddock even the goats tone in with their rusty coloured coats!!