2018 has only just begun but, we are already busy in the kitchen garden, preparing for spring. Beds need to be dug with compost, seeds need to be sown and a general after winter clean-up is necessary. Although we are in the depths of winter it doesn’t take long for the growing season to start and so it is important for us to make the most of this time. This is the time that we make structural changes to the garden. We are buying lots of new roses from david Austen and I can not wait to see them in blom this year. Having finished the conservatory and all the heavy work traffic is gone ,we are redisigning the area around the gazebo and the entrance into the walled garden.Plenty of bookings for garden tours from gardeners all over the world... Lots to look forward to in 2018

Bart Howard, Head Gardener at Castle Durrow