Hilltop Gardening Club - “Gardening on TV” by Julie Dolphin of Miserden Nursery

THERE was a well attended meeting at the village hall to hear about Julie Dolphin’s time spent as Horticulture Researcher for BBC ‘Gardeners’ World’.

Julie Dolphin took over The Nursery at Miserden early last year and runs it with her husband Steve.

She made the decision in The Lamb at Eastcombe, to leave Bristol, where Gardeners’ World is based, and whilst looking for a house came upon the nursery for sale.

A cafe has opened in the old conservatories, and this provides a good destination as the gardens of Miserden Estate open at the same time.

Julie’s holistic approach means that one can go round the gardens, be inspired and source the plants from the nursery.

The talk with images, was brilliant, highlighting the complexity of making each programme.

Miserden Nursery with the cafe, and gardens of the house are open all year from Tuesday - Sunday inclusive, 10am-5pm.

It is of course free to go to the nursery and enjoy a break in the cafe, whilst the entry charge is £7.50 per person to the Gardens.

The Christmas trees, wreaths and associated pot plant will be on sale from November 25.

All talks and meetings are held in Eastcombe Village Hall at 7.15pm for 7.45pm start, unless there are visits.

Do check their website for details. hilltopgardeningclub.org.uk