“May the flowers remind us why we needed the rain...”
If you’re missing out on visits to Hertfordshire’s glorious gardens this spring-time, fear not. While we may not be able to physically enjoy our county’s fabulous floral displays and lovely landscapes right now, lots of our green-fingered friends have been coming up with wonderful ways to share their outdoor spaces with us virtually. So, settle down and get ready to spot all your favourite seasonal blooms, as we bring a little slice of Hertfordshire into your home!
There’s nothing like a fresh bunch of blooms to put a big smile on your face, and we’re loving the new Friday Flower Fix service available from Abigail’s Flower Truck during lockdown. Why not order a bunch of seasonal blooms to brighten up your home, or even place an order and surprise a loved one with a floral gift? Contactless deliveries will be made each Friday between 9am and 4pm, with your order left on the doorstep, and a smile from afar. Blooming lovely!
While we're unable to explore the beautiful grounds at Knebworth House for ourselves right now, Martha Lytton Cobbold has taken the time to give us our very own virtual private tour of the glorious gardens that surround this iconic gothic house. With sunshine, blossom, bluebells and dinosaur sightings, take a look at our special ‘behind the scenes’ feature, and get a true taste of the Hertfordshire countryside in your living room.
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Watch Aylett Nurseries come to life as part of their new video tour. Swoop down across the sensational Celebration Garden designed by Mrs Aylett and wander through the vast array of stunning shrubs and herbaceous plants. See how Ayletts’ famous Dahlias grow within this stunning environment, and enjoy the blazing colours from a birds eye view!
Anyone who has ever paid a visit to the glorious Grove Hotel will know just how verdant their surrounding 300 acres are. From the moment you turn onto the sweeping driveway, you’re met with a breath-taking view of lush greens. So, who better to take some top gardening advice from than the hotel’s very own gardening team? From the benefits of houseplants to top tips for growing your own produce, The Grove’s lifestyle blog comes highly recommended by us this lockdown.
Sneak a peek of this urban garden in Bushey, packed full of magic, and you’re bound to want to discover some more. Mirrors, ornate bird cages, feature sculptures and pops of bright, brilliant colour compliment the planting, making this 100 foot garden a total delight. Why not join owner Suzette Fuller on a tour of 42 Falconer Road, as part of the National Garden Scheme’s virtual garden visits? A true garden of delights...
A slightly less traditional garden, but one of our favourites nonetheless! Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, near Much Hadham, is where Henry Moore, created some of his greatest work. A visit offers you the chance to experience world-famous sculptures in a beautiful outdoor setting. While the Studios & Gardens remain closed for now, we’re really enjoying following the team across their social media platforms, as they dig through their archives, offering a unique glimpse behind the scenes of this skilled sculptor’s life & work.