Plant of the month – June

Astrantia (masterworts) or ‘Hattie’s pincushion’ hardy perennial. Astrantia are clump forming herbaceous perennials with palmately lobed basal leaves and branched, erect wirey stems bearing compact umbrels of tiny flowers surrounded by a rosette of showy bracts. They do well in light shade and also in full sun if soil is kept moist. Astrantias also have … Continue reading Plant of the month – June

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June…in your garden

Summer looks to finally be arriving, and Chris has provided some brilliant tips and pests to look out for this month! Jobs to do in the garden in June Snip of dead rose heads and keep them sprayed for black spot. Start feeding and pinch out side shoots on your tomatoes Hoe borders regularly to … Continue reading June…in your garden

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Café Update

We’re pleased to confirm that from next Monday (17th May), the covered and heated patio area at The Secret Garden Café will have tables available for dining!   Under government guidelines, this area is classified as ‘indoors’ so we kindly ask all customers read the following information, but let us know if you have any … Continue reading Café Update

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Employ My Ability – Open Day

via Employ My Ability: Visit us this May and discover new opportunities for education and work experience. We’ll be hosting open days at our two campuses, The Walled Garden in Moreton, and Thorngrove Garden Centre in Gillingham, where you can meet the staff and students and see what we have to offer in education and … Continue reading Employ My Ability – Open Day

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Plant of the Month

Aquilegia, also known as Columbine, or Granny bonnets, are a delightful cottage garden perennial that are very easy to grow. The pretty flowers have spurred petals and comes in a good range of colour.   Aquilegia thrive well in light shade but will tolerate full sun .They grow in most soil conditions preferring a sandy … Continue reading Plant of the Month

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May…in your garden

May is probably one of the busiest months of the year in the gardens, and here at Thorngrove! So what’s there do do? Planting of pots and hanging baskets means lots of trips to your local garden centre to pick up all of your summer bedding plants and basket plants to make your garden look … Continue reading May…in your garden

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Hanging Basket Workshops 4th-7th May

Back for Spring 2021 and fully Covid safe. Once again next week we’ll be offering some very limited hanging basket workshops with Thorngrove expert Chris Francis! Create a beautiful hanging basket full of seasonal flowers and brighten up your home. Tickets are £5 for the demo, plus cost of basket and plants used that you … Continue reading Hanging Basket Workshops 4th-7th May

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New Shop NOW OPEN!

NEW SHOP OPENS TODAY! Well it’s been a bit of a journey, but we’re so excited to finally be able to officially open our brand new Thorngrove Gifts & Lifestyle shop! Bigger than ever before, with brand new stock, this a milestone in our development of Thorngrove, and we do hope you like it! A … Continue reading New Shop NOW OPEN!

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Outdoor covered seating at the café

Outdoor seating now available at The Secret Garden Café! We have the marquee up, and some tables and chairs, meaning there’s now a more comfortable spot to enjoy your takeaway food from the café. We are serving a reduced menu for seating for now, but BREAKFASTS will be available on Saturdays and Sundays! Booking recommended … Continue reading Outdoor covered seating at the café

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Plant of the Month – Paeonia (peony)

Paeonies are one of the glories of the flower border, in Spring or Summer the buds on top of the stalks open to produce blooms which put neighbouring plants to shame. The flowers can be 20cm (8inches) across they can be single, double or semi double, some varieties can also be fragrant.   Paeonies come in a range of colours Red, Pink, White and yellow. Some paeonies may not flower in there first … Continue reading Plant of the Month – Paeonia (peony)

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