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continue to update people on the progress we are making to convert the
nursery sales area into garden, which we hope to open to the public in
Please note the nursery has now ceased to trade.
We would like to thank all our customers over the years for all their support and custom.
We would also like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and cards.
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25th Anniversary Year
A BIG THANK YOU
As usual there is always a worry with
As this was our last NGS opening for awhile we really wanted this to be special occasion and it did not disappoint. The day started with lovely warm sun and thank heavens no wind!
Four hundred and fifty people came to enjoy the garden and sample some absolutely gorgeous cakes.
25th Anniversary of
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of
Hoecroft Plants at Severals Grange. It is hard to believe that 25 years
ago the present nursery site was just a bare field with nothing except
brambles and nettles to look at.
Of course it was a challenge but a very enjoyable one and that feeling has never diminished over the 25 years.
The gardens have really matured beautifully and given both myself and my team great pleasure but more importantly they have inspired many of our customers and even changed some peoples minds about grasses!
This of course opens the door for
other opportunities and the time spent watering and weeding pots of
plants can be transferred to other passions and projects.
All these differing parts of the garden have served to inspire customers and help them solve problems in their own gardens.
In later years we have provided
designs and plans for many customers. Using the garden and its plants as
an example of what can be created in larger and smaller forms. This is
an area we relish and will continue to develop in the future.
delighted to be featuring Julia Rafferty on Brenda's
blog page with her lovely camera skills
Please click on the link.
While people relaxed in the garden, the helpers in the car park were manfully coping with all the cars arriving and enjoying playing on their walkie talkies! ( a great asset for directing cars to fill in gaps)
We cannot thank enough all those people who donated cakes for this occasion they have always been so supportive and this year really excelled themselves.
Of course we could not possible manage this day without all the helpers. Last year one of them got blisters running backwards and forwards with dirty and clean cups! So more helpers had to be magic-ed up!( health and safety and all that!!)
Altogether there were twenty
helpers and they worked their socks off making sure everything ran as
smoothly as possible.
We would like to thank
everyone who came to support us and enjoyed both the garden and teas.
Hoecroft was originally owned by a family friend,Nigel Taylor a leading authority on ornamental grasses in the country. The nursery originally started out in Norfolk and then Nigel moved to the west country where he later made the decision to sell up. It was Mums idea to take it over and Severals was the ideal location.
The early years were very much focused on a mail order service but as
the nursery grew in both size and reputation, more and more customers
wanted to visit.
It was obvious from the start that introducing grasses into the garden was for some people going to be a strange thing to do. So it became clear that developing the gardens around the nursery to demonstrate how this could be done was key to the future of the nursery.
In 2012 to celebrate twenty
years of the nursery here at Severals we developed a new area beyond the
shelter belt trees. The planting in this area was of grasses and
perennials only and in much bigger swathes.