It may have been a little quieter here over the last few months, but the Texan Garden continues to be positively blooming, all thanks to the hard work of our Head Gardener Dave Boyd. We recently caught up with Dave to find out more about the different plants and flowers on display and to get to know the person who keeps them looking their best, day in and day out. Read what Dave has to say below about his role as Head Gardener at Bedford Heights and his love for gardening.
The Texan Garden is looking amazing at the moment; can you tell us a little more about it?
The main garden takes the form of a dried river bed surrounded by a grass and wild flower based prairie and this reflects the building’s history with Texas Instruments. I worked alongside Graham Pavey, and Shane Hodson on the planting scheme and we’ve used quite a few native Texan plants of which you’d usually see in the Chihuahuan Dessert, so we knew the plants we chose had to be hardy and robust to withstand the British weather. It looks especially striking at the moment with the contrast of the bright Agapanthus (African Lilies) and Crocosmia (Montbretia) alongside the cobblestoned riverbed and ornamental statement pieces such as the Panicum Virginicum.