The Beer Gardens
In front of our workshops, clad in climbing roses, we have created a beautiful herbaceous border to frame our Beer Garden. For our containers we sourced vintage barrels, and we use mainly herbaceous perennials, spring bulbs and shrubs, always in peat-free soil based media.
We are fortunate to be able to offer plenty of outdoor space for our customers to enjoy, all in easy access from our large car park. Children and well-behaved dogs are welcome too, and there’s ample seating and tables for an al fresco pint, coffee or dinner. For a special event like a festival, wedding or birthday party, we can offer exclusive use of our gardens – just get in touch to discuss your needs.
As we have only a few hours of professional garden maintenance (by Grace Holland) per week, this keeps our maintenance and carbon footprint low, and means they look good all year round and not just in summer. In our main border we have used resilient perennials such as persicaria, achillea and crocosmia interspersed with self sown foxgloves and biennials like verbascum. Most propagation is done inhouse from existing stock at Grizedale Arts’ residency space Lawson Park, and we plant in a naturalistic, loose style that makes the most of the surrounding landscape and the changing seasons. Our Gardening School participants help maintain this border on a monthly basis too.