Last Thursday was a momentous day for us as it marked the first of our “Open Evenings” for gardening groups and societies. This is a session where James Hewetson-Brown, (Managing Partner) heads up a tour of the 10 hectare site used to grow wildflower turf.
The tour begins at the farm office with refreshments and introductions and moves on to the turf beds next to the driveway where we presently have young stock which is irrigated daily from our own underground water supply. It then continues round the farm taking in the mature stock ready for this years flower shows and on to the lake where the wildflower meadow is now in its 8th year.
There is an opportunity to see the trial green wall and the courtyard meadow as well as giving the participants an excellent overview of the production process and the workshops where substrate is stored and bagged for green roofs and the turf is palleted ready for dispatch.
Importantly, throughout the session there will be ample opportunities for the participants to ask James as many questions as pop into their heads, such as the species selected for each product and the time it takes to grow from seed to dispatch.
Our next session could be yours. So why not give us a call to arrange a date and get a group together this summer and enjoy an evening at Coronet Turf.