01/04/2020 |



April time heralds a new season in the cutting garden. Join Rachel Petheram from Catkin Flowers to draw back the cloak of winter and help her wake up the garden for another productive year.


This is an intimate but very practical day in the garden where you can work along side Rachel and get hands on with the seasonal happenings.


With spring there is plenty of seed sowing, propagating, preparing of beds along with friendships to be made, and lovely seasonal lunch to be enjoyed. These days are a great way to practice the technical skills of gardening in a relaxed informal setting, so if you’re keen to be a dab hand with a dahlia or to practice your propagation, come along for some friendly tuition. If you’re already a seasoned gardener you can enjoy having a hand in shaping the beautiful walled garden at Doddington for its year round visitors.


If you want to see how the garden grows over the year, come back for the summer and autumn garden days and enjoy the fruits of your labours.



£55 including lunch

Wednesday 01 April | 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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