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    Welcome to Longframlington Gardens, a horticultural gem set in the beautiful Northumberland countryside.

Introduction

Longframlington Gardens is being created by Hazel Huddleston MCIHort – as a multi-tasking centre for horticulture plants and gardens. It offers a wonderful place to visit, whether looking for plants to buy for your own garden, looking for a unique garden to visit, or just wanting a beautiful place to find a coffee shop.

Established since 1998 from originally green pasture fields, Longframlington Gardens is being developed in phases. It is being created as a garden to inform and to enjoy with over 1000 different types of trees shrubs and perennials currently planted. The Garden & Arboretum Walk gives you the opportunity to take in the plant collection and the seasonal changes of the planting schemes, in this ‘ Living Exhibition of Plants ’- An informal plantswomans garden set in the peaceful and inspiring Northumbrian countryside.

The Nursery & Plant Centre offers an extensive range of trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs, climbers & rock garden plants for sale – a garden makers range of plants, container grown in hardy conditions, for planting all year round.

For further information about any of our horticultural services and attractions please do contact us.

NEWS & DIARY – SUMMER 2016

As a permanent Exhibition and growing plant collection, We want you to experience the seasonal changes in the planting schemes.
We want you to enjoy these Gardens all year round.

For 2016-17:

SEASONAL ‘WALK & TALKS’
Next date: AUTUMN – SUN 9TH OCT
with the gardens owner and designer Hazel Huddleston MCIHort, looking at the seasonal highlights of the gardens, its design, and its plant collection. Q&A’s included. ( pre-book )
WINTER, SPRING & SUMMER 2017 dates tbc

NATURE & HABITATS & PLANTS
We have lots of ‘nature’ – with information boards on the plants, the insects, the mammals, and the birds that we regularly see. We have a meadow full of grasses and flowers, a large outgrown hedge, a wild bog area, and many native trees – all making good habitats for many species. Pathways are mown through the meadow areas to give easy access, and a place in the garden where the younger children can run around.

NATIVE TREE CHALLENGE
… find & identify the 15 tagged native Trees on the trail – something for everybody
All correctly completed entries will win. Till end of September 2016

GARDEN ART & SCULPTURE
display/opportunity – information to follow, but intended for entries by late Summer and launch Spring 2017. Email us to acknowledge if you would like information sent to you.

Gardeners QUESTION & ANSWER sessions
For a trial period, a gardeners ‘advice desk’ will be available foc on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9.00 till 10.00 at the PLANT CENTRE. We will try to answer any questions you have about ornamental gardening / plants ( Excludes Vegetable/fruit growing). Please, any pest or disease samples, keep in a sealed clear polythene bag! Bring a sample of any plants you would like identified +/or Photos/ Images of plants you would like identified – please show as much clear detail as possible.

GARDEN COURSES & TALKS
Plants for places: A sequence of workshops to discuss and help you choose plants for specific situations
Windy: heavy clay: sunny dry: shaded: boggy/wet: seaside/maritime: rock gardens & screes: groundcover: winter interest: autumn colour: fragrance/sensory: insects & butterflies: with more topics to follow.
One session each, dates tbc starting @ Mon12th Sept. afternoons (1/wk). Costs tbc – requires min no. 10each session to run.
If you would like further information on any of the above, please email us and we will get back to you. (pre-book only)
Do let us know any ornamental gardening topics you would like us to arrange as an informal course, talk, or demonstration.

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Let us welcome you as a visitor to longframlington gardens

Exhibitions and collections at Longframlington Gardens include: ‘A damn good walk’, the Hazel Huddleston Plant Collection – a living exhibition of plants (including trees, shrubs, perennials, climbers and ground-cover – now all with labels), ‘Rope Art in the Garden’ – a display of functional and abstract features, and the ‘Climate Change Interpretation’ – an on-going display throughout the garden walks illustrating the effect climate change will have on plants, gardens wildlife and overall environment.

A visit to the gardens and arboretum at Longframlington Gardens is the perfect choice for tourists and locals alike – we’re conveniently located for visitors from the North and North East of England and the Scottish Borders, including Northumberland, Newcastle, Alnwick, Morpeth, Rothbury, Coquetdale, the Northumbrian Coast and Edinburgh.

We’re always happy to answer any queries you have so call us on 01665 570 382. You can also e-mail us by filling in the form on the ‘Contact Us’ page at any time. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful gardens and arboretum very soon.

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How to find us

Easy to find: follow the road signs to Longframlington village
10 miles North of Morpeth on the A697. Then at the brown gardens sign, take the B6345 towards Felton for 3/4 mile. View our map here.

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