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.

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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31Dec 13

A New Year Dawns

  It is New Years eve and I am the only sole in the garden today. It's just 8 am and its still quite dark as I take a quiet stroll through the woodland. Last nights fresh gale has strewn the debris of dead twigs and leaves all over the…

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04Nov 13

‘last of the summer vine’

As the summer colour fades in the garden and the herbaceous borders begin to draw in the last of the autumn sun, there is an air of decline about the garden which always instills in me a sense of melancholy as the shorter days and dismal winter darkness sets in.…

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