Tom Cole tells World Radio Gardening why the students of Writtle University College take a trip to the RHS Hyde Hall garden each winter.
With spring in mind, Ken Crowther has been to the Royal Horticultural Garden Hyde Hall in Essex to meet garden manager Ian Bull to talk about the colour and fragrance you can still find in the midst of winter.
At the top of a windy hill in Essex you will find the RHS Garden Hyde Hall. It can also be a bit cold, meaning that some of the plants need more protection from the elements. Depending on their size they can be protected in the borders, whilst smaller plants are brought into the greenhouse as Heather Cutmore explained to Ken Crowther.
Working has been taking place at the RHS Garden at Hyde Hall to transfer the flat landscape into one that matches the surrounding landscape by introducing mounds. The work has taken over four weeks and has involved moving 17,000 tonnes of soil. RHS garden manager Andrew Lodge told Ken Crowther about some of the plants being put into the new winter garden section.
Many people think that the garden goes to sleep in winter, but there are still lots of jobs to do as it is a good time to get ready for the year ahead. Garden manager at the RHS garden Hyde Hall talked to Ken Crowther about some of the jobs that can be done now.