Study Tour to the Midlands

14 July, 2021

We recently took our 10 current HBGTP trainees on a weekend tour of gardens in the West Midlands. Accommodation was provided by Pershore Horticultural College. Gardens visited included:
Kenilworth Castle
Ryton Organic Gardens
Hanbury Hall

The sites included National Trust, English Heritage and privately-owned gardens, ranging from a re-created Elizabethan garden at Kenilworth to an Indian-influenced garden at Sezincote.

Trainees had the opportunity to ask questions of Head Gardeners and garden guides, and to exchange ideas and information, as well as planning for their future careers.

Thanks to all of the gardens staff who welcomed us and showed us around, and to the Angel Hotel, Pershore, for providing excellent food.

Exploring the restored Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle

By the Sezincote elephants

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