Want To Do more Gardening This Summer?
Published: Friday 7th Jun 2019
Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team
If you want to know a bit more about gardening, or perhaps you are already a keen gardener and want to meet with like-minded people, you will be pleased to know that throughout June, every Tuesday and Thursday, you can visit the walled garden in Wallington for talks with enthusiastic gardening experts. They can cover a range of different gardening topics, like bee-keeping, Conservatory plants, nature in the garden, border regeneration and so on. There will be a few people as part of this team and you are able to ask any questions to them while also observing and enjoying the beautiful walled garden.
About the Walled Garden
This is a great time of year to visit Wallington. It has a very unique position, carved into the hillside, and has been a firm visitor favourite for gardeners, families, walkers and everyone in between for decades now. This enchanting space is accessed via the East woods, which takes you to a rather unassuming gate - named Neptune Gate. Walk through here and you will find The Mary Pool, a stone water feature with seating either side. You can then walk on through the garden and you’ll come across the ‘Nuttery.’ If you are into beekeeping, or perhaps just a little interested in it, you will love this as it is home to Wallington’s beehives. You will also find a great range of ornamental trees.
For specific talks, these topics take place on the following dates:
- Tues 11 and Thurs 13 June: Beck will be talking about her work looking after the Conservatory and greenhouses.
- Tues 18 and Thurs 20 June: Simon will be showing visitors round some of the many garden projects that we are working on and explaining what we are up to.
- Tues 25 and Thurs 27 June: Peter will be talking about Bees in the walled garden and our plans to have at least one colony set up and thriving alongside our impressive native species.
For Father’s Day on the 16th June this year, come along to Wallington and plant a miniature metal pale with herbs with your loved ones. You can add your own hand decorated label, complete with you own personal message for the Dad in your life.
Getting there by road
If you are travelling by road, take the A1 north to Newcastle then 20 miles north-west (A696, airport/Ponteland road), and turn off on B6342 to Cambo. A1 south to Morpeth (A192) then 12 miles west (B6343) Parking is free for paying visitors and National Trust members.
Prices are £16 per adult with gift aid, and £7.70 for a child.
Wallington offers your family a great day out, where you can explore the house and grounds and grassy courtyard at your leisure.
Why not book a luxury cottage at Grace Darling holidays to stay in the nearby area while you explore Wallington.