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  • Up and buzzing

    Ian LeGros on 29 Jun 2011 at 09:50 AM

    The bees at Hyde Hall came through the winter ok, one colony was considerable weaker than the other, but with the lovely warm spring it has more or less managed to catch up.

    The colonies have certainly kept us on our toes - they appreciated the warmth of the sun from around mid February to Mid May and foraged well on the Oil Seed Rape. Now is a quiet time for all bees at the moment (June) known to beekeepers as the June gap. July is the usually the peak time for bee forage also unfortunately for swarming. Honey from the Hyde Hall bees should be in the gift shop in July

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  • Budding Gardeners 2011

    Ian LeGros on 30 May 2011 at 03:02 PM

    On display during half term week are this year's entries for the Budding Gardeners. 

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  • The Great Garden Swap 3 & 4 June

    Ian LeGros on 10 May 2011 at 08:35 AM
    We are calling upon all gardeners to spring clean their sheds, clear out their bookshelves, gather up their garden plants, and join the first RHS Great Garden Swap at RHS Garden Hyde Hall on 3 – 4 June 2011.

     

     

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  • Open on Royal Wedding Day

    Ian LeGros on 26 Apr 2011 at 02:10 PM

    The garden will be open as normal on Friday 29th April, so once the Royal wedding is over why not stretch your legs and enjoy the gorgeous spring blossom. 

    Over the bank holiday period we also have a craft fair (Sat 30 - Mon 2 May inclusive) and of course our stunning African sculptures

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  • Plant Fair - nurseries attending

    Ian LeGros on 18 Apr 2011 at 04:26 PM

    On Easter Saturday why not pop along to our Spring Plant Fair and bag yourself something new for your garden?

    Organised by Plant Heritage, there are a number of surseries attending this year

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  • Sculpture Exhibition Opens

    Ian LeGros on 06 Apr 2011 at 08:51 AM

    Saturday 9 April saw the opening of the Mystery In Stone, African sculpture exhibition at Hyde Hall.

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  • Hyde Hall's Woodland Keeps on Growing

    Ian LeGros on 30 Mar 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Another 9,000 trees have recently been planted at Hyde Hall.  Species include Oak, Ash, Birch, Acer, Hazel and Alder.

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  • Food for Thought

    Ian LeGros on 20 Feb 2011 at 03:58 PM

    I'm pleased to announce that Hyde Hall has been given a Food Hygiene Rating of five (which is the best you can get) and this applies to both the Barn Restaurant and Field Cafe.

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  • Dig for Victory Bed

    Ian LeGros on 15 Feb 2011 at 08:28 AM

    Do you have any old tools or war-time memorabilia that you could donate to our 'Dig for Victory' vegetable plot?

     

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  • The last of the snow

    Ian LeGros on 02 Jan 2011 at 04:44 PM

    The snow is still with us in three or four heaps where it was cleared from the main paths and car park and I am now finding  myself waing for spring already especially with Christmas just out of the way, my thoughts of this are spurred on by the fact the evenings are drawing out already, yes they really are. By the way Happy New Year.

    We actually fared quite well plant wise despite the weather just losing a few branches of a Pine Tree in the Robinson Garden and twigs here and there on certain more britle evergreens.  

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