We were also going to visit Nereida, our Historical and Botanical Garden Bursary Scheme Trainee Gardener from last year. We surprised Nereida and presented her with a book which highlighted her year in the garden. Nereida started at Hillier’s as a Gardener in September 2011 following a year training at Myddelton. Nereida is working in Magnolia Avenue, an area of the garden in front of Jermyn's House.
|The presentation of the book|
David Jewell, Head of Collections, gave us a tour of the gardens. It was most entertaining and enjoyable. We didn’t arrive back at Myddelton until 7pm.
For information on The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
When we arrived back at Myddelton all the gardeners went to close the glasshouses and put the chickens to bed. We all congregated at the rapidly-developing glasshouse to see what progress had been made while we were away.
This was the progress that we were presented with (by torch light).
The autumnal tints were a blaze of colour, one particular beauty was Enkianthus perulatus