I was very pleased to be invited to a recent Midsummer Lunch event at Easton Walled Gardens. I was delighted to be able to go as it is a garden I am extremely fond of. The event was well attended and centred around a series of talks The first was given by Lady Ursula Cholmeley, the owner and driving force of the gardens who talked about the history of the gardens and also some context for what Ursula and her team want to achieve.
Bridgewater. Finally there was a talk from Laura Garnett, Development Manager at Perennial, the charity for people who work in horticulture. The talks were informative and entertaining and it as all very enjoyable. The weather was also, thankfully, very kind and whilst it clouded over a little at one point, it was mainly sunny and pleasantly warm. Once the lunch was finished and talks over, we could then wander around the gardens at our leisure.
July 3rd sees the start of Sweet Pea Week at Easton and the sweet peas are already starting to flower.
There was also a new area in the garden.