Knighton Manor Flowers – open for pick-your-own flowers in the Edwardian cutting garden.
Open: May – October
For florists, wedding organisers or flower enthusiasts!
Contact us to arrange a convenient time to come along and pick your own flowers. Nothing could be simpler!
Alchemilla Mollis, Sweet Williams, Cornflowers, Orlaya Grandflora, Foxgloves, Delphiniums, Roses, Euphorbia Oblongata, Cosmos, Nigella, Sweet peas, Nepeta, Salvia Caradonna, Phacelia, Lavender, Dianthus
White Antirrhinums, Dahlias, Nicotiania, Salvia Oxford Blue, Phlox, Astrantia, Veronicastrum, Scabious, Rudbeckia, Verbena Bonasaris, Helianthus, Echinacea, Hydrangea, Zinnias, Cosmos
The principle beds are quite narrow – the main feature is the different climbing roses with Viticella climbing up between them from late May onwards.
We have a vibrant mix of colour throughout the summer months – with Alliums, Wallflowers and Foxgloves starting the colour season off, followed by the Roses and then Dahlias and bedding plants.
The original walled vegetable garden was set out in the Edwardian times, when there was a household to feed as well as a large resident house staff. In our redesign, we initially removed the Iris borders which edged the whole area, with gravel and a liner to make the beds more accessible.
To keep the garden as authentic as possible we did not add any raised beds, but included some bark paths to divide up the huge beds – to make them more manageable. We love to mix flowers in amongst the vegetables to brighten up the overall appearance. We no longer have young children at home, and hence we have changed the layout of the lawns so that two thirds of the garden is now used for growing flowers to provide additional space to grow a wider variety of flowers to cater for our pick your own visitors for weddings and other events.
Half Hardy plants
Cosmos, Antirrihnums, Zinnias, Ammi Majus and Visaga, Sweet peas, Nigella, Larkspur, Nicotania
Hydrangea, Myrtle, Pittisporum, Gelda rose
There are around 20 different roses around the garden, 12 new this year with many established over 50 years.
Wallflowers, Sweet Williams, Foxgloves
As many as we can fit in as I love them !!! We cover in the winter and inevitably lose some to the frost
Narcissi, Alliums, Daffodils, etc
Workshop: Learn to grow flowers to pick and arrange
The morning will cover the basics of ground preparation, seed sowing, potting on, planting out and maintaining.
A delicious lunch at the Grade 2 Knighton Manor is included.
Florist Gill Muldoon will then teach you how to condition flowers and arrange a table decoration which you will take home.
Max 12 per group.
Upcoming 2019 dates:
NEW DATES TO BE CONFIRMED
10:30am – 3pm
Booking: 01722 780789 or 07807 780707
Wiltshire SP5 5EB
Tel: 01722 780789
Mobile: 07807 780707