Peckover House is more than just a pretty face, thanks to National Trust award

Garden award for Peckover House staff and volunteers

Garden award for Peckover House staff and volunteers - Credit: Archant

Gardeners at Peckover House have become award-winners for their work in controlling pests.

In recognition of the high standard of their pest control work, the garden team at Peckover has been awarded the National Trust Bronze Award for Plant Health.

“We are really delighted to have won the award,” said gardener in charge Allison Napier.

“Peckover is the only National Trust garden in the East of England to be awarded this.

“Many criteria had to be met to attain the award but it is well worth all the effort to ensure our garden remains healthy and glorious for years to come.

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“Unfortunately, whenever new plants are brought into the garden there is the risk that plant diseases and pests could come in with them; some would cause widespread problems that are very hard to control.

“To prevent this, we have set in place a strict regime to monitor the health of our new plants which includes keeping them in a separate quarantine area for at least six weeks before being planted out.”

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Peckover Garden is open from Saturday to Wednesday weekly until the end of October, from 11am to last admission 4pm.

For more information call 01945 583463.

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