Hayes Garden World landscapes National Trust garden

Ambleside garden centre Hayes Garden World has created a new garden in Grasmere, Cumbria at the site of the former home of one of the Hayes’ family ancestors, now a National Trust shop.

Church Stile, in the centre of the village, began as the Parish Guild house, but by the 17th century it had become an inn patronised by Wordsworth and Coleridge. In 1859, Robert Hayes, nursery man and market gardener, moved in and it became the Hayes’ family home until 1949.

The National Trust took over the house and established its first shop in the village. The small roadside garden has been replanted by Hayes Garden World.

Trust ranger David Almond said: "Our shop is right in the heart of Grasmere and is a perfect spot for showcasing the best of Cumbria’s blooms. We’re absolutely delighted that Hayes has stepped in and donated such a beautiful display, which will delight visitors throughout the seasons."

Hayes director Elizabeth Ann Hayes said: "We are keen supporters of the work of the National Trust and as soon as we realised that this property had a unique family connection with our business, we were delighted to step in. The landscaping will be maintained by our specialist landscape team and we hope that visitors to the Grasmere shop will enjoy it for many years to come."

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

There are ways to find quality candidates for horticultural jobs if you widen your search parameters, Alan Sargent suggests.

Get set for Saltex 2017

Get set for Saltex 2017

This year's Saltex show at the NEC in Birmingham offers something for everyone, says Sally Drury.

Sargent's Solutions: What is the difference between a head gardener and gardens manager? Part 2

Sargent's Solutions: What is the difference between a head gardener and gardens manager? Part 2

In the second of a two-part article, Alan Sargent looks at the functions of today's gardens manager.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs
Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2017 - the winners!

Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2017 winners.

Products & Kit Resources