Garden Museum Garden Visit: John Little's Wildlife Friendly Garden

June 30th 2023

This special day trip to visit the 'iconic' garden at Hilldrop, home of garden designer John Little is organised by The Garden Museum, London.

Hilldrop is a 'wonderful' wildlife-friendly four-acre garden created by John and his wife Fiona in Laindon, Essex – which was recently cited by renowned plantsman and author Nigel Dunnett as “a new iconic garden that people would still be talking about in 20 years”.

Using Hilldrop as a proving ground, John has developed ideas from his work as a green roof and brownfield gardening expert by working with low-fertility substrates.

The day includes a talk and tour with John, lunch prepared by Fiona, and a Q&A session. Attendees will also visit the community gardens at nearby Essex Wildlife Trust nature discovery park, where John has been designing biodiversity into the car park.

The day will conclude with tea and cakes.

This event has been organised by the Garden Museum's Garden Visits Committee.

£175 Standard
£160 Friends

Meeting point: Laindon train station from where minibus transport to the garden is provided.

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