Do you have a plant from Hadspen in your garden?

hadspenMany people from Somerset and beyond visited Hadspen Garden, the well-known and much loved garden and plant nursery near Castle Cary in Somerset that closed in 2005.  Canadian garden designers and plantspeople Nori and Sandra Pope, who followed on from horticulturalist Penelope Hobhouse, created an extraordinary colour-saturated garden, drawing visitors and gardeners from across the world, with many specialist cultivars developed over time at the nursery.

Do you have a plant from Hadspen in your garden?

if so, I’d love to hear from you!  I’m gathering this information for a new piece of work that will be shown as part of ‘Abundance’ in September 2013.  Hadspen has been ‘dispersed’ into other gardens through the plants and seeds that people bought there and planted in their own gardens.  If you contact me by phone or email, I will gladly give you more information about my project.

If you have a plant in your garden, can you send me:
– the full name of the plant
– a photograph of it in your own garden, if possible
– tell me a little about what the plant means to you? what associations does it hold?
And anything you remember about Hadspen Garden too …

Please get in touch.  Thank you very much!

Sue Palmer

0781 643 7354
sue [at]


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