When we arrived at Kirklands in 1977 the garden had long since disappeared. The walled garden was home to two ponies and there was just a patch of grass to the front and rear of the house, the rest was rough ground and woodland. Over the years we have created the garden.
Initially, when the family was young, Peter and a retired miner, Benny, rebuilt the walls and removed overgrown or dead trees. As the children grew we all joined in, ably assisted by our German Shepherd, Bradie. After Bradie died he was replaced by our German Shepherd Harley, who sadly has also died in 2009. Now Louisa and Mark have left home and have families of their own.
We have a wide variety of plants propagated from the garden for sale.
The garden is open:
April to September Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2:00pm to 5:30pm,
Other times are probably OK, but please give us a call first (01383 852737).
Entrance to the garden by donation.