The auriculas are now on display at Easton Walled Gardens…
The Auricula is a Spring flowering hardy perennial originating from the upper regions of the Alps. The displays at Easton Walled Gardens give you an example of the various types to grow: Stripes, Doubles, Fancy, Alpine, Self, Edge and Borders.
If you would like to try growing them start with the Border auricula, whilst these can be grown in pots they will be very happy in the garden border. All other types require protection from rain which can damage the delicate flowers or by washing off the ‘Farina’, the white meal on some varieties.
Typically, an auricula theatre was used as a dramatic means to display the perfect blooms close up and at eye level whilst protecting them from any rain splash; an example of a theatre can be seen hanging on the wall in the Pickery.
Beware, once you start growing these, obsession follows!
Easton Walled Gardens get a ‘Highly Commended’ award at the Hudsons Heritage Awards…
Easton Walled Gardens is proud to have won the Highly Commended award for the Hidden Gem Category at the 2017 Hudson’s Heritage Awards. Established in 2011, the awards are an independently judged, annual, national scheme open to historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites; celebrating the very best visitor experiences.
Located in the Lincolnshire Vales this ancient 12 acre garden has been restored over the past sixteen years from a wilderness into one of the UK’s leading garden attractions. The gardens include meadows, roses, sweet peas, spring bulbs and shrubs, cutflower and vegetable gardens.
Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, CBE, Chairman of Visit England presented the awards at Goldsmiths Hall in London with invited guests including owners and managers of the winning entries, representatives of the heritage tourist industry and the media.
The team are delighted to have the acknowledgment and recognition that Easton Walled Gardens is among the elite of heritage attractions in the UK.