Time for the garden’s autumnal switch

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As autumn gets into its stride it’s not all about the flowers, says Kelsi-Dean Buck. Think about bring more of the outside inside this year

A splash of autumnal colour from Thorngrove’s rudbeckia

Autumn is officially here! Our lawns are finally looking healthier thanks to the rain, and we’re in full swing of the new season.
At Thorngrove the seasonal bedding is on hand to bring some lush colour to your borders, planters, baskets, and pots. Pansies and violas are always the star of the bedding show at this time of year, and they never lose their charms. Dianthums, rudbeckia, and agastache are also all looking fabulous. We mentioned Cyclamen in the last issue, and they’re now ready to leave the glasshouses and take pride of place outdoors in your garden space.

It’s not all flowers
Also on site we have new compost ranges arriving, with special offers for the new season too. Houseplants are becoming more popular again, as people spend more time indoors now the summer is over. Having a few plants inside your home brings many benefits, including purifying the air, offering a good screen distraction, and some studies showing they even help you sleep better! Check out our beautiful range when you next stop by.

Behind the scenes news!
We’re making some adjustments to signage on site and we are aiming to offer more insight, tips, and useful advice for everyone who visits. We understand that not everyone is an expert when it comes to choosing the right plants or in how to care for them, so we want to make sure your visit to Thorngrove is as fruitful as can be. Keep your eyes peeled for this very soon!

Coming up at Thorngrove:
Children can join our crafts-master Claire during half term to make some unique seasonal creations (including custom Jam Jar Lanterns!) to take home with them. Safe for little hands, and perfect for the upcoming spookiest time of the year.
October 24th, 25th, 27th.
10am-12pm, £7 per child.
Full details on the website here

The much-loved Winter Hanging Basket Workshops are back this October, too. Join in for a demo, and then get creative with our gorgeous selection of winter basket plants, and take home something unique that you put together yourself under the expert guidance of Chris. We’d love to see you there! We’re also offering a great package with the hanging baskets and lunch.
Monday 17th to Saturday 22nd October daily. £10 for just the workshop demo (2pm-4pm)
or £25 for the demo plus a two course lunch in the Secret Garden Café (12pm-2pm).
See our website for full details.

We look forward to seeing you this October!

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