Embrace the rain


It might be a damp squib of a summer, but Thorngrove’s Secret Garden might be just the treat you need, says Kelsi-Dean Buck

If you fell asleep in April and woke up last week, you might think not much time had passed. Summer is underway, but the showers have been plentiful and it certainly was a, shall we say, unsettled July?!
Followers of our social media will know that we keep the summer atmosphere strong though, and the courtyard here at Thorngrove continues to burst with colour (and between you and me, we don’t mind a bit of summer rain – it’s good for the plants!). Come join us on Facebook and Instagram for regular hits of summer vibrance, along with gardening tips and inspiration. Then come and visit us in person – we love chatting plants ‘n stuff!
In July we also launched our SUMMER SALE – many plants are available at a bargain price, still looking lovely, and with some TLC they’d make the perfect addition to your planters or garden space. This includes many from the hairy pot plant company, who grow a fabulous range of eco-friendly, sustainable, and ethically produced cottage garden plants and herbs grown in hairy coir pots in a peat free compost. If you’re yet to discover them, we highly recommend. Stop by Thorngrove and have a look for yourself.

Summer menu
As it’s summer, we naturally now have our summer menu in the café – and we’ve had some incredible responses to it. We believe the Secret Garden Café is offering a unique range of dishes you don’t often find in similar settings, so to encourage more of you to try us out, we’ve launched our BUY ONE LUNCH, GET ONE LUNCH FREE offer!
Available every Tuesday and Thursday in the café, come along and catch up with friends. Indoor climate-controlled dining, or outdoor patio seating – for when the sun does show itself! – Ben and his team in the café are ready to welcome you. Don’t just take our word for it, read some of our reviews on Google, and the comments on social media. Our ‘secret’ café is not so secret anymore!

Plant of the month
Our plant of the month for August are the delightful hydrangeas. They’ve been showing off for a little while now, so we thought it’s only right to give them the spotlight for the month. These beautiful and versatile flowering shrubs can add charm and colour to your garden, and also work as impressive table centrepieces.
Don’t let the rain dampen your summer spirits. All you need to do is pay us a visit and breathe in the lush seasonal plants on display … and let’s be honest, nobody wanted another drought did they? Embrace the damp – we look forward to seeing you this month!


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