- Borde Hill Garden - https://www.bordehill.co.uk -

Old Potting Sheds

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”8561″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Old Potting Sheds

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

At the end of 19th century, there were 27 gardeners working full-time at Borde Hill. Their job was to provide fruit and vegetables for the house as well as propagate material for the formal gardens.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]These former potting sheds formed the heart of the working garden. Here, plants were propagated either from cuttings or grown from seeds.

Today, the remaining walls create an attractive shelter for tender and unusual species from the southern hemisphere, particularly South Africa and Chile.

There are two small rooms at each corner. One has a stone table that was a millstone used for grinding wheat. The other one, with the trough, has a number of plants originating from New Zealand, including Corokia virgata and Sollya heterophylla.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Interesting Plants

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]