Winsford Walled Garden Homepage
Welcome to Winsford Walled Garden. The gardens are open to visitors. When I discovered this location in 1999 it was a derelict wreck loved by no-one, full of brambles and ivy growing everywhere and not much else. It took me five years to transform it and restore the greenhouses, followed by a further five years waiting for the plants to mature. This website describes the work involved.
Along the way I learned how to garden… That’s right! My gardening was self-taught with a near-vertical learning curve! It had to be.
Ultimately, I became something of a plantsman, as I learned how to cultivate the 3000 varieties of plant that I found too much to resist on nursery shelves – and quite a few tucked away in dark corners besides! But that’s another story. Today, I’m more than happy to share my skills and pass on my hard-won gardening experience
For those who have been here before the changes will be obvious. I’ve completely turned the old website on its head in a new format (wordpress – which I’m still learning about) and rewritten all the pages. The purpose is to make the site more user-friendly, more interactive for both you and me. It’s a huge job and I’m not finished yet. So, yes it is looking a bit unfinished in places, but it is a work in progress and I will be grateful for any comments/recommendations you post. Meanwhile lets get on! Hope you enjoy!
And finally, Winsford Walled Gardens was sold to Dugald and Adele Sark, what’s most important is that they have just as much enthusiasm for the gardens as myself. Only Dugald is a succesful landscape painter who wanted inspiration in his own backyard. For sure he got all that and more at Winsford! He has his own website at www.winsfordwalledgarden.info/