Bushy Business - Chris Stone Managing Director

This month we’re banishing that ‘fed up with February’ feeling!

Here are our ideas on how to make the most of what’s around you, from flowers and forests – to feasts and fine wine.

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 20

Feeling fragrant

You can have fragrant flowers in February! Look out for forsythia (Abeliophyllum distichum Roseum), which has lovely pale pink, star-shaped flowers.

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 20

Feeling great

Giant, leafy plants remain on-trend in 2020 and provide an eye-catching display indoors. Alocasia and monstera are two examples but for more inspiration head to Wisley Glasshouse. Between 25 January – 1 March, Wisley stage ‘The Giant Houseplant Takeover’. Think ‘abandoned Victorian house reclaimed by plants’. Apparently there’s even cacti playing chess. More here.

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 20

Feeling fed and fabulous

If enjoying a ‘woodland feast over fire supper’, ‘venison butchery and cookery course’ or ‘breakfast in the woods’ gets your tastebuds a-tingle, read on! ‘We are the Salt Box’ was born out of a passion for local produce and seasonal ingredients. The team literally bring people together through food and fire in the South East and their events and recipes are scrumptious … take a peek.

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 20

Feel the forest

This February, follow in the footsteps of Kate Middleton and immerse yourself in nature with a spot of forest bathing. Try this wellness trend and feel the power of trees at Winkworth Arboretum on 8 February (and other dates).

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 20

Bushy beverage

Valentine’s Day calls for a fine rosé wine – to celebrate, or drown your sorrows, depending on your viewpoint! If you’re surprised to hear the words ‘fine wine’ and ‘rosé’ in the same sentence, believe me, it’s now being taken very seriously indeed. Last year, luxury brands Moet Hennessy (LVMH) and Chanel both bought into rosé vineyards in Provence, France. Ooh la la!

We hope that this issue leaves you feeling confident that February will be fun. If you’d like to find out what makes our customers confident about our services, take a look at their comments here.

Why not contact us for a chat?

Chris Stone
Head of Beautiful Gardens
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