Hopleys Plants July 2018

Some photographs from our outing to Hopleys Plants

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After an amazing 37 years working at Hopleys full time and mostly 7 days a week, Aubrey Barker is retiring and closing Hopleys Plants to visitors after 50 years trading.  During 2018 Hopleys are propagating and growing a full range of plants as usual for sale and are exhibiting at numerous shows. The garden, purchased in 1963, was basic, with many large trees (oak, ash) surrounding the 7 acres property.  Inspiration for the island beds in an informal style came largely from Alan Bloom’s Dell Garden at Bressingham in Norfolk.  Several new beds were added and others altered in shape to create the oval lawn in order to give the garden a more coordinated shape.  Beds have been made larger with paths and secret hiding places.  The garden has been a useful trial ground for the many hundreds of plants collected over the years from all over the world.

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