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We used to visit a beautiful garden called Eastgrove Cottage Garden, a truly inspirational garden, at all times of the year it looked magnificent.
The owners Carol and Malcolm Skinner were very dedicated to the upkeep of this amazing place, people came from all over the world, and it featured in many books, well after 34 years they are closing due to ill health, on October 9th they are shutting their gates….
If you are down or up this way please do go and have a last look around. I for one feel very saddened this lovely garden will no longer be open, We purchased our Aeonium Zwartkop from here at what we thought was very expensive at £7. 50 for a cutting 4ins high, and arn’t we glad we did? this I might add was at least 15 years ago!!
If you would like to see photographs of this cottage and garden, do look on GAP photography, a brilliant site.
I wish them well, and thank them for the many happy hours we spent looking around their amazing gardens.

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That's very sad Dotty but I guess they've had a good innings. What a shame that health problems have forced them to make this decision...I'm sure people have had some lovely visits to their garden tho' & have plants they bought there flourishing in their gardens now.

6 Oct, 2009

 

opening my garden is always a lovely experience but it is very hard work. we are having a year off from opening the garden next year and are now gardening for US instead of concentrating on that one or two days next year. i hope they get lots of people for this last opening..

6 Oct, 2009

 

Sad there is no one to carry it on! I have just googled Eastgrove Cottage Garden its looks a dream place and it has a thriving nursery by the looks of it I wonder why its not contiuing really sad that it couldnt have a manager!

6 Oct, 2009

 

Sandra I imagine it is very hard and you have a large garden to maintain, Drc I do wonder what will happen to it now. Fluff I will certainly remember it whenever I look at our now enormous Aeonium.!!

6 Oct, 2009

 

What a pitty about the garden. It must have been a difficult decision for the owners to make after so many years. I hope they have enough health to enjoy the garden now in their retirement.

7 Oct, 2009

 

You are so right Hywel, it is a shame, I hope to find out more of the details.

7 Oct, 2009

 

I keep hearing about gardens closing - fewer to visit! That really is sad - especially the ones with Nurseries attached.

7 Oct, 2009

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