Goddards Green is a privately owned family home in the village of Cranbrook. It is a largely fifteenth/sixteenth century, timber framed house, surrounded by a mature garden with herbaceous borders, trees, shrubs, an orchard, vegetable garden, a large natural pond, a water garden and rills and lawns.
The day sets out to cut back and split some of the mature clumps of bearded iris. You will be shown the correct methods to trim leaves, lift and divide congested clumps, choosing the healthiest rooted rhizomes and stems. The reduced clumps will be replanted and aftercare and maintenance discussed.
Jacqui, the tutor, has been a maintenance gardener for 28 years and works for a number of clients around Kent. For the last 12 years she has worked alongside the owner at Goddards Green, to bring all year round interest into this well established garden, as well as experimenting with more tender subjects and adding less well known plants.
Jacqui worked as an assistant ornamental plant breeder at East Malling Research, resulting in the release of three new varieties of dark purple Sambucus. With a love of wildlife she is always looking at ways of developing more wildlife habitats around the garden.
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