07/09/2020 |



Rachel Petheram from Catkin Flowers has always seen September as a second spring in the walled garden, with the added bonus of a harvest.


Join Rachel for an intimate gathering of likeminded souls and very practical day in the garden where you can work along side Rachel and get hands on.


At this time of year our focus is on keeping the garden going and growing past the winter. We take seeds harvested in late summer and sow ready for the next year. Bulbs go in so that colour and life can come back early in true spring and we harvest what the garden has to offer before autumn sets in.


Working in the garden in September has that back to school feeling, renewed energy, focus and productivity and its a real treat to get stuck in along with kindred spirits.


These days in Rachel’s cutting garden are a great way to learn and practice the technical skills of gardening in a relaxed informal setting. If you’re a complete novice or already a seasoned gardener you can enjoy having a hand in shaping the beautiful walled garden at Doddington for its year round visitors.



£55 including lunch

Monday 07 September | 10am – 3:30pm | Booking essential


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Rachel’s Cutting Garden

‘My flowers are grown in an Elizabethan walled cutting garden, in Lincolnshire.  I grow a range of glorious scented flowers and foliage in all colours and textures – proper, old fashioned, cottage garden flowers!  My flowers are grown especially for weddings and events and are also available to buy as bouquets, or cut stems.  The Doddington Hall gardening team grow fruit and vegetables in the kitchen garden too, so it really is a proper mixed kitchen garden. This leads to a fabulous ecosystem full of insects, birds, toads and several grass-snakes, which means that we can garden without using harmful pesticides and chemicals.’

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