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Stamford Bridge Newsletter – January

By Vanessa | January 13, 2018

I am delighted to be asked to write the gardening notes for Stamford Bridge Newsletter, being able to talk about plants is always a delight. January is a time for planning how your garden can be improved, looking back at mistakes and remembering which parts of the garden need attention. It is also a time…

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BBC Radio York – Spring

By Vanessa | January 13, 2018

We’re very pleased to be writing gardening news for Radio York – here is our Spring article. “Spring is the most exciting time in the garden and it is all about planning. Each year we grow different annuals to cut for our café, this year we are going to grow more Cosmos, they grew easily…

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Stillingfleet is a Finalist in the White Rose Awards for the 2nd Year Running!

By Vanessa | July 15, 2017

We’re absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Small Attraction of the Year category in the White Rose Awards for the second year running!  The prestigious White Rose Awards are organised by Welcome to Yorkshire and they recognise the very best businesses from throughout Yorkshire.  The tourism industry brings in more than £7 Billion annually…

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Vale Radio Interview

By Vanessa | April 6, 2017
Vanessa being interviewed for Vale radio

We had a very lovely visit from Natalie Eaglen, of Vale Radio, last week and she interviewed me to find out about our Garden, Nursery and Tea Room. Donald even played a starring role! Discovery how the Gardens came about and what we have coming up this year.  Watch our interview here. 

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30 Years in National Open Garden Scheme!

By Vanessa | April 3, 2017
30 years NGS

We were delighted recently to receive a beautiful inscribed sun dial from George Plumptre, Chief Executive of the National Open Garden Scheme.   This was in recognition that Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens will this year be opening for the 30th year running – one of only 8 gardens in North Yorkshire to have done so!   This…

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Moths in Early Spring

By Vanessa | March 14, 2017

Moths in Early Spring The Yorkshire branch of Butterfly Conservation has been trapping here for several years but this is the first year they have trapped in February. I had no idea that any moths flew so early in the year and so to have seven new moths to add to our list was fascinating.…

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Buying Plants this Winter

By Vanessa | October 14, 2016

If you would like to buy plants over winter please check out the plant catalogue. We are currently updating the plants available for 2017 – we will have some very interesting new varieties available. We know that autumn is the time when many of you are planting perennials for next year, so if you would…

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Enjoy the Indian Summer

By Vanessa | September 13, 2016

We are really enjoying an Indian summer and it is your last chance in 2016 to enjoy the garden here at Stillingfleet. This weekend (the 17th and 18th) is the last weekend that we are open this year, but you can still enjoy a visit on each Wednesday and Friday right through until the 30th…

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Serenade at National Gardens Scheme Open Day

By Vanessa | August 23, 2016
Herbaceous Borders

Our next NGS open day will take place on Sunday 11th September. This is a little bit of a bonus – partly because it means we are open on three Sundays in September and partly because we will be joined by The Chansonniers. The Chansonniers are an early  music group who will be playing chansons…

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Meet the Owls

By Vanessa | August 9, 2016

Joe’s Owl Encounters and Mobile Zoo will be running a family friendly event here in the garden on the Wednesday 17th August. To make the most of the event we will be opening from 10:00, so there will be plenty of time to enjoy the birds and the rest of the garden. We are really looking…

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