August 29, 2017

5 minutes with… Natalie Nixon, Bowcliffe’s Assistant Head Gardener

Behind the scenes though, our team of garden geniuses work day-in day-out to plan, create and protect every inch of the Estate gardens, woodland and Potting Shed. This month, we took time to interview our Assistant Head Gardener, Natalie Nixon, about her role amongst the Bowcliffe greenery and beyond…

May 4, 2017

Bowcliffe’s Sea of Tulips – some facts…

The Bowcliffe gardens are a crowning jewel of the Bowcliffe Estate, with every tree, shrub and flower planted each part of a masterplan to keep the beds and views at their very best, throughout every season. Over the past few weeks, one of the most impressive spring displays has burst into life, and a sea of colourful Tulips now envelops the Estate. We spoke to head gardener Anna, who was responsible for planning and planting the Tulips, about some of the impressive facts and figures which went into creating the display…

February 15, 2017

Winter Gardening Tips Part Two from Bowcliffe Head Gardener, Anna…

Crunching across frost-covered grass on a crisp, clear winter day can inspire even the sun-worshippers amongst us to enjoy our gardens in winter, but on grey days it’s easy to only notice the many flowers and plants which have been battered by the hard British winter. To our Bowcliffe head gardener Anna Chaffey though, February… Read more »

January 9, 2017

Winter Gardening Tips Part One from Bowcliffe Head Gardener, Anna Chaffey…

After the last – hugely popular – blog on gardening from our own horticultural genius, head gardener Anna Chaffey, we decided it was high time she once took time out from her gardening gloves and pruners and treated us to a masterclass on everything winter gardening. From top tips to topiary and the ‘must see’ winter plants across the estate, there was so much brilliant information that we’ve actually split Anna’s winter gardening blog in two, so look out for the next installment in February…

September 1, 2016

Guest Blog: Bowcliffe Head Gardener Anna Chaffey Explores the Current Garden Delights

This month we asked our wonderful Head Gardener at Bowcliffe, Anna Chaffey, to hijack the Bowcliffe blog in the name of all things horticulture. As we say a final hurrah to the height of summer, we asked Anna to give us an update on what’s flourishing across the beautiful Bowcliffe grounds, plus let us know some of her top hints and tips for the avid gardeners amongst you. So without further ado here’s our official green fingered update…