The gardens at Brinton Hall may date to before the 1800’s, when landscaping in Norfolk was influenced by Humphrey Repton,garden designer for the wealthy. The ha ha and curving carriage drive are the bones of the garden ,while the walled garden is dated 1808. Formal beds specimen trees and large shrubberies were the main elements of the garden until fairly recently. The owners have created woodland gardens and enlarged beds and borders in order to allow for a more diverse range of bulbs,plants, special shrubs and trees that have been chosen for scent,foliage,flower and seasonal colour. Other areas of interest include an orchard, the park,a County Wildlife site due to its diversity of habitats and wildlife, comprising meadow,lake,stream and woodland.
The large hot and cold greenhouses are in full use from Autumn to Summer with cuttings,seedlings and plants. Over in the walled garden,strawberries,raspberries and wall fruit ,asparagus and vegetables are a mainstay, complemented by a wide range cut flowers.
In this workshop plant material will be collected from the gardens followed by a demonstration on propagation techniques. Members will then split into two groups, one group per greenhouse, to take their own cuttings under supervision by one of the gardens team. Pots and compost will be provided.
The cost of this workshop is £50. Refreshments are included but please bring a packed lunch. You will also need secateurs, a knife suitable for taking cuttings, plant labels and a waterproof pen.