Craft Fair take 2! This coming weekend, How Green heads out on the road once again to Penshurst Place and the Weald of Kent Autumn craft fair. We’ll be bringing to you a fantastic range of plants, including some tasters of our new stock for 2013. This Autumn we’ll be specialising in Heuchera’s, Tiarella’s and Heucherella’s. We will be offering an amazing 45 different cultivars, with 23 brand new introductions! A taster of which can be seen below. We’ll have our usual plant display, this time in the form of a wildlife garden, with the help of stone guru’s Chilstone of Tunbridge Wells. You won’t be able to miss us, as we are the first stand you stumble across when entering the show! The event starts on Friday and also runs through Saturday and Sunday. Come and say hello!
What a garden, what a woman! Tonight, How Green Nursery will be presenting a talk to the North Tonbridge Horticultural Society on the subject of topiary. Whilst researching the fascinating art, a chance discovery was made. Not too far from the nursery in the village of Bennenden lays the Balmoral topiary garden, created and cared for by Charlotte Molesworth and her husband Donald. The garden is not open to the public, so a very polite phone call and a battering of eyelids meant we very kindly were offered an invite! What an amazing afternoon! Charlotte personally guided us round the garden giving us an insight into her amazing knowledge, not only about topiary, but gardening as a whole. With Cherry Ingram as a neighbour, some great stories could be told over tea and delicious home made cake!
Thumbs up for open weekend number two! Last weekend saw the second installment of our series of public open days, to celebrate our 30th anniversary year as a business. Many thanks goes out to those who paid us a visit. For once, the weather was kind to us and visitors were greeted by sunny skies and only the odd little shower! The nursery was looking as tidy as it has looked for a long while and our stock looked fresh and vibrant with all the recent rain. Even Tonto the nursery dog behaved himself this time and no car mud-flaps came to any harm! Put in your diary the dates for our final open weekend of the year. September 15th & 16th. This will be the best time to visit, with the nursery at full capacity with stock and many new plants for 2013 can be viewed and purchased. Here’s our Public Open Weekend perennial display! Off the back of How Green Nursery designing a 2 acre garden locally, we are now offering an ‘instant’ herbaceous border service. Contact the nursery for further details.
Thanks to everyone who came, and see you at the next one! We’d like to thank all those who attended our first Public Open Weekend in well over fifteen years (it transpires, more like twenty!), to make it a very enjoyable and fulfilling couple of days. The weather behaved itself and visitors were welcomed to possibly the tidiest wholesale nursery this side of, er… Hever! The nursery dogs were very well behaved albeit the ‘car mud flap’ and ‘walking stick’ incidents, but we choose not to dwell on those… ahem!! See you all again for our Summer instalment on June 16 & 17. We leave you with a scene from our Spring flowering plant arrangement.
We hope for the return of our PUBLIC OPEN WEEKENDS in 2021
We are a wholesale nursery, growing and supplying plants to the horticultural professions. However, we also hold a series of open weekends, just three times a year, where we are open to the general public. These events are usually in April, June and September.
Unfortunately, due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, we were not able to hold these events in 2020 but hope they will return in some form for 2021. For instance, we held a pop-up at the nursery during September which proved very popular.
Normally, on our PUBLIC OPEN DAYS all are welcome to view and purchase plants and enjoy tea and cake in the garden.
We also host regular talks and group visits throughout the year, but again these have been put on hold for the meantime.
To keep up with the latest info on the nursery, please check our Public News page or subscribe to our Public Events Newsletter.
Thank you, from the team at How Green.