Steve Griffith - Curator at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

About Stephen Griffith

I have been the Horticultural manager/Curator for Abbotsbury SubTropical Gardens since taking over after massive storm damage back in 1990. The gardens trustees wanted a fresh new 10 year development plan to revive this historic yet overgrown and neglected garden, to improve the plant content, infrastructure, interpretation and tourism aspects – Prior to Abbotsbury I have been designing and restoring landscapes and gardens in diverse places such as Saudi Arabia, South of France, Sark C.I, Cotswolds and the New Forest. I also lead garden tours world wide, write articles and the odd book. Professional bodies – I am a member of the RHS woody plant committee, M.I Hort, International Camellia Society.

06Jun 14

To Weed or not to Weed ?

A quick dash around the garden in the first week of June , avoiding the showers, has revealed what can only be compared to an old Chinese celebration, and that is ‘The year of the weed’. The constant wet combined with a muggy warmish June has created the perfect season for…

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26May 14

26th. May – Fantastic Dahlias

A quick update to let you know we have some fantastic Dahlias in stock this week. Because it's been such a warm spring our tubers have made some lovely strong plants which are just starting to flower and should keep going all summer. We have 2 very tasteful deep reds…

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11May 14

Our first post – May and early June

Welcome to the first post of the Abbotbsury Gardens Plant Centre blog where I'll be aiming to keep you in the picture with what's looking good month by month and to tempt you to come and buy something new and exciting for your garden. As our regulars will know we…

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