Tomorrow we open for the 2023 season! Cannot wait to see you all this year.
Like all small businesses, we are feeling the effects of the rising costs of everything – electric, goods, shipping – just everything seems to have skyrocketed! And wages haven’t – so we know this is a tough time for everyone.
Our garden entry fee of £5 for a full paying adult has been at this price for over 5 years now and the concession price of £4.50 has been at this rate for almost 13 years now – and we know that this is a little crazy but we have always wanted the garden to be affordable so everyone can come and experience the positive effects of such a peaceful place.
So for 2023 we are keeping our Garden entry fees at the same prices with no increases for as long as we can!
There are sadly many price increases on items in our shop – unfortunately unavoidable due to the crazy rise in costs – but where we have been able to absorb the hit – we have.
In fact a couple of Bonsai tree sizes have actually reduced slightly in price and so we have reduced the prices to you –
- Chinese elm 15cm shaped – was £35 – Now £29!
- Chinese elm 20cm shaped – was £45 – Now £39!
There are some beautiful new Bonsai coming this season – so watch this space.
The garden has a lot of work being done to it – trees have been propped – pathways have been widened in a couple of places (with more to do this year), the nursery area where we have a show trees and statues has been completely redesigned – new pathways built and more to go! Its been a crazy busy here but hopefully the hardworking will be wonderfully received by visitors this season.
There’s never enough hours in the day for us with maintenance and there are still areas in the garden that need attention but as long as the weather stays dry – its going to be a very busy spring!
The garden is now waking up from its winter slumber and signs of spring are everywhere. Its beginning to look colourful with camellia flowers and crocuses popping up in bright reds, purples and whites.
Check out a few pictures I shot yesterday of the garden – pictured below –