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August 9 2019

jacqui martin-lof thanks national garden scheme openers

Jacqui Martin-Lof, Head Gardener in Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville, recently visited the stunning Malverleys Terrace garden in East Hampshire, which hosted an event to celebrate and thank everyone who opens their garden on behalf of the National Garden Scheme in Berkshire. 

The Malverleys garden is a particularly beautiful New English Flower Garden, which spans 10 acres within the grounds of a country estate. It was designed by Head Gardener Mat Reese in collaboration with the owners in 2010, who drew inspiration from the writings of various iconic gardeners including Christopher Lloyd and Vita Sackville-West.  

Jacqui was absolutely thrilled to be able to visit this amazing garden, which includes abundantly planted terraces, unusual shade plants, a walled garden, a topiary meadow and a great deal more! Exploring the planting was certainly a treat and it undoubtedly sparked Jacqui’s imagination with ideas for Horatio’s Garden too. 

Everyone spent a well-deserved afternoon relaxing in the gorgeous surroundings of the garden with a great deal of tea and cake, before Jacqui briefly spoke in order to thank everyone in attendance for all that they do to support the National Garden Scheme, and by extension Horatio’s Garden too. Everyone really appreciated her kind words, and many of the owners shared that they found her speech both moving and inspiring. 

We are so grateful to everyone who opens their garden gate to raise money for charity, including Malverleys themselves. The garden is opening on selected dates for the National Garden Scheme this summer and the good news is the estate also offer group tours by appointment. 

If you’d like to find out more, please click HERE. 

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