I’m getting so excited right now, as it’s almost time to cut the ribbon on our new Thompson & Morgan trials garden at the world famous Jimmy’s Farm.
Keen customers of Thompson & Morgan will have noticed that we stopped holding our annual open weekend a few years ago. We became short of space when we built a bigger warehouse at our main HQ, and our new trials site was located so deep in the countryside nobody would be able to find it.
However, the brainwave of teaming up with Jimmy’s Farm meant we could again show off our plants to the public. There’s nothing better than being able to see plants for real! We do our best with the photography in our catalogues, but it can be difficult to show scale and the true beauty of some flowers. Now, you can visit our Thompson & Morgan garden, with our best-sellers such as Begonia Apricot Shades and climbing Petunia Tidal Wave; also get the first look at brand new 2016 varieties. But, I’m not giving anything away, you’ll have to come and see for yourself!
Behind the scenes we are putting the finishing touches to the site; to ensure you’ll be able to enjoy flowers and vegetables throughout July and August. Although we are opening the garden from 1st July, I’d advise you to hold on a week or two though. A few more weeks of warm weather will really get those beds filling out, and the pots billowing with colour, and occasionally fragrance. Why not come and smell our fragrant Begonias for real?!
So, the invitation is there. Come and spend the summer with us in the Thompson & Morgan garden. Once you’re there, we’ll tell you how to share your favourite flowers on social media too, and you’ve got the chance to win a prize.
See you soon!