Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:43
Did you buy anything in the garden centre yesterday, you lot. I was underwhelmed after the gardens. I can't help thinking they would do a lot better if they went round the gardens, made a list and set up a special area.... as seen in the Bressingham gardens. I wonder if they could do with a marketing consultant.
I think that a lot of the plants grown at Bressingham carry 'Breeders Rights' or whatever it's called so I'm not sure that they want other GCs to sell them. Years ago it was part of the Bressingham Gardens set up and they sold plants developed by them.
I think that what happened is that after Alan B's death the GC enterprise was sold off in order to fund a trust to maintain the Hall and the Dell Garden and the steam museum etc as Alan would have wanted. However the nursery gardens remained with the family. Hence the setting up of the online shop by his grandson.
Something like that .....