Tree Planting – HHA/Christie’s Garden of the Year 2018

10th September 2018

Winner of the Historic Houses/Christie’s “Garden of the Year 2018” - The Garden at Miserden.

On arrival at Miserden, the Fruiterers were greeted by Mr Nicholas Wills and his father Major Tom Wills and invited to enjoy a most welcome cup of coffee in the beautiful home of the Wills family.

Prior to the planned tree planting, Nicholas Wills gave a most interesting account of his family’s long connection with this historic house and garden.

A short walk to a carefully chosen area of The Garden at Miserden was the ideal location for the Master Fruiterer John Warner ably assisted by Nicholas and Major Tom Wills to plant the Medlar Tree.

With the exhausting work of the tree planting completed, and before sitting down for lunch, it was time to relax in what has been quoted as being one of the ten most romantic gardens in the world and participate in some light refreshment!!

During the tasty lunch which followed, Past Master David Hohnen thanked Nicholas and Major Tom Wills for the warm welcome which they had extended to the Fruiterers Company.

The visit concluded with a walk through the garden led by Major Wills who explained how the garden had evolved.

Tree Plantings

The programme of planting fruit trees in prominent and important gardens and locations has been continuing since 1981. The locations that have received trees can be found on the attached.

tree programme