A Very British Affair

25 Apr 2023

Prepare for the King’s coronation in style with the Leckford Estate. With reds, white and blues donning our homes and gardens for a quintessentially British celebration this May, it’s no surprise that this colour palette has become somewhat of a trend for 2023.

Supporting British Growers

Here at the Leckford Estate, we’re proud to be one of the exclusive, preferred stockists for the prestigious David Austin roses. Not only are these gorgeous roses lovingly cared for right here in Britain before being carefully delivered to gardens up and down the country, but the roses themselves are also named after some familiar English icons such as Dame Judy Dench, Roald Dahl, and Thomas A Becket. David Austin roses are truly fit for a King and these wonderful plants will last significantly longer than bunting on this bank holiday. Our wonderful team at the Longstock Park Nursery will be happy to advise which roses are best suited to borders or containers to allow your plants to continue to thrive and bring you joy year after year. 

Alternatively, if you want to totally redesign your garden this year or simply require the skills of an expert gardener, our professional garden landscaping team are just a click away. They are there to offer a free consultation and lead you through all work, including both hard and soft landscaping, from design to completion.

Hosting for the King’s Coronation

This May, make the most of the extra bank holiday and plan a party to celebrate the new British monarch. Adorn your table with some freshly cut and British-sourced flowers. Not only are these bouquets stunning but they’re seasonal and a sustainable choice.  

Why not also create some delectable treats for your guests? Honouring the late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 coronation, follow the Waitrose recipe for coronation chicken as a mouth-watering main, and follow up with a traditional English scone to finish – an exemplary British dish for all to enjoy. 

Finally, raise a glass in celebration with our very own British sparkling wine, a real party essential.

Water Garden Walks

We have a horticulturally diversified landscape that truly comes to life at this time of year. The Longstock Park Water Garden owned by the John Lewis Partnership founder, John Spedan Lewis,  has been rated as one of the best water gardens in the UK and is tucked away in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. A day that the whole family can enjoy, with plenty of variation to keep the eye busy and in awe. Spotting a broad variety of species, such as water birds, insects, butterflies, and fish, as well as identifying hundreds of varieties of water garden flora. Book your visit today to secure your spot or purchase on the day at the gate.  

Get in Touch

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions prior to your visit, whether you’re looking for a relaxing stroll around the water garden, a browse around the Leckford Estate nursery, or simply to sit down and enjoy a delicious meal at our Farm Shop Café



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