Work gets underway – Jason is ‘raising the roof’ in Alexandra Park

The roof for an historic greenhouse is taking shape thanks to the skills of expert craftsman Jason Wright. Jason, a self-employed joiner for almost 30 years, is renovating the teak frame of the 1930s structure in Alexandra Park, Hastings, before reinforced glass is installed.  He has started work on the 12-week project at his Westfield […]

Great plants and great memories at Great Dixter

A historic 1930s greenhouse brought back happy memories for nurseryman Ray Bates when he attended last weekend’s plant fair at Great Dixter near Northiam. Mr Bates, who runs Rotherview Nursery at Hastings with his wife Wendy, recalled that his grandfather Sam Relf was propagation foreman at the town’s Alexandra Park greenhouse in the 1950s.  Mr […]

Greenhouse group makes debut at prestigious Great Dixter Plant Fair

A charity which aims to turn a historic greenhouse into a community hub will make its debut at a prestigious fair this weekend (July 10th-11th). Volunteers from the Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group in Hastings have been invited to sell their wares at Great Dixter Summer Plant Fair in Northiam by Fergus Garrett, head gardener and […]

Greenhouse volunteers need your votes to land a much needed cash bonus

Words: Lynda Foy  Photos: Colin Foy.                                 Supporters of the project to turn a historic greenhouse into a vibrant community hub can vote to boost its funds. The Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group (APGG) in Hastings has been nominated to be […]

Brothers scoop top horticultural award for their work at Alexandra Park greenhouse

Gardening duo Toby and Ollie Hopwood (pictured above) have won a top award for their work to help a community project at the historic greenhouse in Hastings.  Brothers Toby, nine, and Ollie, 11, received the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Level 5 School  Gardening Award after submitting a 300-word article and photos about their fund-raising efforts […]