We’re all looking forward to the brighter days and this issue we’re focusing on how to shrug off those winter woes.
From striding out in the fresh air to trying your hand at something new, we’ve got some ideas for you … but first …
Mother’s Day twist
It’s Mother’s Day on 22nd March and did you know that, as well as all the roses named ‘Mother’s Day’, ‘Mother’s Joy’, ‘My Mum’ and ‘Mum in a Million’, you can also get an evergreen azalea called ‘Mother’s Day’? Suitable for container growing, its vibrant flowers, which bloom in late spring, make a different sort of eye-catching display.
March into spring!
The National Trust has been busy celebrating 125 years recently so why not join them with a visit to Winkworth Arboretum, Godalming, to see the clusters of rhododendrons, camelias and dazzling daffodils? On 4th March there’s the monthly guided ‘Wednesday Walk’.
If you’re yearning for the more exotic bounty of summer, bring it into your living room now with indoor succulents. Display their unusual shapes in an attractive bottle garden. Squires Garden centres run masterclasses on how to create them.
A new lease of life
Have you ever wished you could get around to repairing a much-loved item that’s skulking in the drawer or shed? There are several Repair Cafés in Surrey and Hampshire, where you can get broken and faulty products fixed over a cuppa. For example, the Farnham venue is open on 14th March – why not visit?
What’s more heavenly than a glass of wine? Cheese and wine of course! You can learn all about cheese-making with Norbury Blue cheese maker and find out how wine is made from the experts at Denbies. The event, such as the one on 12th March, includes lunch and wine-tasting. That’s what I call a day out!
We hope we’ve provided some interesting activities that will help you enjoy the month.
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Head of Beautiful Gardens