Gardeners in Farnham

An introduction to the town and some insider tips on places to visit as well as our 3 favourite lunch spots!

Farnham a beautiful historic town is famous for its castle, which dates back to 1138 AD. The castle is now host to weddings, private events and festivals that are open to the public.

Waverley Abbey

Another popular place to visit…. ‘Waverley Abbey was the first Cistercian abbey in England, founded in 1128 by William Giffard, the Bishop of Winchester. Located about 2 miles southeast of Farnham, Surrey, it is situated on a flood-plain; surrounded by current and previous channels of the River Wey. It was damaged on more than one occasion by severe flooding, resulting in rebuilding in the 13th century. Despite being the first Cistercian abbey in England, and being motherhouse to several other abbeys, Waverley was “slenderly endowed” and its monks are recorded as having endured poverty and famine.’

Sculpture Park

Our favourite place to visit though is the Sculpture Park.  Dubbed ‘Britains most atmospheric sculpture park’ its easy to see why by viewing the youtube film here….

Our 3 favourite lunch spots are: The Barley Mow in Tilford, The Spotted Cow, Lower Bourne and The Anchor Inn, Lower Froyle.

Our Gardeners

Rod Powell

Rod Powell

I have always gardened and over the past few years have manoeuvred myself towards a career change that allows me to garden full time. To this end, I have:

  • Successfully completed the Royal Horticultural Society’s Level 2 practical and principles courses. (I spent a year at Merrist Wood college).
  • Done two seasonal stints at the RHS Wisley Plant Centre where I helped numerous customers with plant choices.
  • Completed a ‘Designing With Plants’ course and produced a number of planting schemes, mainly for friends.

I enjoy resolving plant problems, looking at plant options and can offer general advice.