Introducing Our Monthly Garden Tips from Mike Nelhams, Curator of Tresco's Abbey Gardens

Tending a garden is a true labour of love, and no one knows that better than Mike Nelhams, Curator of the magnificent Abbey Gardens in Tresco. His Cornish hideaway is a true plant-lover’s paradise, where over 3,000 species can be admired – many of which are exotic. The idyllic isle of Tresco has no cars, spectacular beaches and ancient castles, making it the perfect destination for a short British break.

Mike recently shared with us his tips for keeping your garden in tip-top condition on a month-by-month basis, and we’d love to pass his expert knowledge on to you just in time for spring. So, without further ado, here is the first in a series of expert garden tips, created for you by Mike himself!

If you want to visit Tresco's amazing Abbey Gardens yourself this year, we have a range of departures throughout the year and you can browse the different dates by clicking here

April

The weather by now should well and truly be improving. Why not seek out the sharpened hoe and have a bash at weeding through the beds and borders, in readiness for planting all those beauties you lovingly purchased from your local nursery. Also, having mown the jolly old lawn, it’s worth applying a spring feed to assist the new growth.


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Introducing Our Monthly Garden Tips from Mike Nelhams, Curator of Tresco's Abbey Gardens was published on 9 April 2019