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
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 the 2017 – 2018 season:
INFORMAL SEASONAL ‘WALK & TALKS’
On Sunday afternoons, from 2.00 – 4.00pm , 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 places only)
SPRING – APRIL 9TH
SUMMER – JUNE 11TH
AUTUMN – OCTOBER 10TH
WINTER – DECEMBER 10TH
Each session will be aprox 2hrs (inc q&a’s). Cost per your first session £18 ppl incs a garden day pass, and coffee/tea after session – requires min no. 10 each session to run. If you would like to attend more than one session, please add £12 ppl per session – also incs coffee/tea after session.
Ideal for group outings and functions.
If you would like further information on any of the above, please email us and we will get back to you.
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.
2017 NATIVE TREE CHALLENGE
… find & identify the 15 tagged native Trees on the trail – something for everybody.
All correctly completed entries will win a voucher to be spent at Longframlington Gardens.
March – September 2017
YOUR GARDEN ART & SCULPTURE
Intended as an ongoing display opportunity for your pieces of garden art or sculpture.
Email us if you would like application forms and further information sent to you.
Gardeners QUESTION & ANSWER sessions
Continued from last year, a gardeners ‘advice desk’ will be available F.O.C. 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.
Please see garden design and advisory service for larger queries. If you can only be here at another time/day, please phone or email to enquire)
GARDEN COURSES & TALKS
With Hazel Huddleston
Plants for places: we are running a selection of workshops to discuss and help you choose plants for your garden
‘Plants for’ topics:
Windy/exposed sites: sun march 19th 10-12 am
Heavy clay soils: boggy/wet: sun march 19th 1-3pm
Sunny dry sites: rock gardens & screes mon march 20th 10-12 am
Fragrance/sensory: ornamental herbs mon march 20th 1-3pm
Shaded areas sun march 26th 10-12 am
Seaside/maritime: sun march 26th 1-3pm
Groundcover: mon march 27th 10-12 am
Insects & butterflies: mon march 27th 1-3pm
Winter interest: sun april 2nd 10-12 am
10 Autumn colour: sun april 2nd 1-3pm
with more topics to follow inc colour themes.
Each session will be approx 2hrs (inc q&a’s). Cost per your first session £18 ppl incs a garden day pass, and coffee /tea after session – requires min no. 10 each session to run. If you would like to attend more than one session, please add £12 ppl per session – also incs coffee /tea after session.
If you would like further information on any of the above, please email us and we will get back to you. (pre-book places only)
Do let us know any ornamental gardening topics you would like us to arrange as an informal course, talk, or demonstration.
2017-18 SEASON PASS
For yourself, or for a gift – we offer season passes to the gardens. They are valid for one person for any time during opening times as listed, and during the 12months from the date of issue.
These can be purchased at the gardens, or you can send your contact name and address plus a cheque by post. Price: £35