The Friends have been busy!

On a cold Saturday in February one group of Friends travelled to Bushey Rose Gardens for a rose pruning workshop while another group attended training on river fly monitoring on the river Chess at Latimer. We won’t start river fly monitoring until restoration work is complete, but pruning skills have already been put to good use in the flower gardens.

In complete contrast, on a glorious sunny day in June Kate Harwood took us on a tour around the gardens at Cliveden and after lunch one of the gardeners explained their recent restoration of the Jellicoe rose garden. It was particularly interesting to hear how the original design had been adapted and how the different roses were chosen.