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Espilaer

“Voices of Spring”

We have been pruning apple trees this week. Not just any old apple trees but the old, gnarled, overgrown, Victorian trees planted in the Walled Garden and at other places on the Estate. Mature...

December mushrooms

December!!!

Suddenly it is December – and the year is rushing to a close. On the 17th of the month, we shall have been the legal owners of Bannockburn House for the first of what we hope...

sleeping giants

Sleeping Giants

“If you have nothing to do, go plant a tree and it will grow while you sleep” Hard-working Team All our gardening work is carried out by a hard-working, cheery team of volunteers who...

Autumn

Autumn Colours & Lime Trees

“The falling leaves Drift by the window The autumn leaves Of red and gold…”   Autumn Colours What a stunning, colourful Autumn this has turned out to be. The leaves are such wonderful shades...

september blog

September Gardening Blog

September Song “But it’s a long, long while From May to December And the days grow short When you reach September”   September September is such a special month – it starts warm and...

victorian garden party

Our Lavish Victorian Garden Party

On the 4th and 5th of August our wonderful volunteers organised a superb and greatly successful weekend.  Even the weather was beautiful to go with it.  Hundreds of visitors came to explore the house and gardens...

we need you

We need you!

Walled Gardens, Soft Fruit & Orchards  As most of our followers and supporters know Bannockburn House now belongs to the community. However, it is not just the house we own. We own the main house, outbuildings...

apple

‘A’ is for Apple

And so, as the year turns onwards, we find ourselves harvesting apples and picking the first of the rich black brambles. Our apple trees this year are absolutely laden with fruit and we have...

gardeners

Voices from the Past

What an exciting time we have been having recently In the last three weeks we have been visited by two former gardeners who were employed (not simultaneously) by Miss Mitchell in the 1950’s. It...