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.

Green Gage Blossom

green gage blog rTwo huge old Green gage trees framing the orchard are in full blossom- more than making up for the fact that they never seem to produce any fruit! This year the cooler spring has timed their flowering perfectly to coincide with the lovely white Narcissus actaea dotted amongst the fruit trees- the orchard is going to be so beautiful in a few years when the trees grow and the bulbs naturalise and multiply. Cherry trees about to burst into flower next then the apples and pears. Bees are busy in the garden at last- it is lovely to hear them working the flowers and trees around the garden.