Baxter’s Farm is the home of Judith Hann who has created the beautiful gardens over the last 20 years. These include a Herb garden, rose garden, sunken garden, box parterre, woodland area, rose pergolas, orchard, small lake and bog garden. The large rose garden contains climbers, old roses, English roses, roses growing though trees and on pergolas.
Judith will be supported by Stella, (Her Head Gardener and former WRAGS trainee) and Michelle Pridmore, her current trainee. Judith formerly worked in television, and is an authority on the growing and cooking of herbs, about which she has published a book.
As well as many different kinds of Apple and Pear, the mixed Orchard contains Quince, Medlar and Asian Pear. Judith and her team will lead you through the techniques required to prune each fruit, what to look for and the proper use and care of the tools. Judith can also advise on pruning fig and vines. At the end of the day there will be a tour of the garden.
The cost of this practical skills day is £25 to include refreshments. Please bring a packed lunch, warm clothing, sturdy footwear, hat, protective gloves, long handled loppers, (Pruning saw if you have one) and secateurs. Please bring indoor shoes so you can eat lunch in the converted barn.