The Village Green with Tony Heywood
Tony Heywood is the Head Gardener on The Hyde Park Estate, a professor of Landscape Art at The University of Applied Art Vienna and a judge at the Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows.
He also runs Heywood & Condie with his partner, Alison Condie, and have just finished creating a stained glass greenhouse using 18th century ecclesiastical glass.
We sit down with the acclaimed landscape artist to find out what’s in store for the Estate’s green credentials and pick up a few seasonal tips.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE GARDEN SQUARE ON THE HYDE PARK ESTATE?
Water Gardens for its incredible diversity both in looks and variety of wildlife.
WHAT CHANGES WILL WE SEE ACROSS THE ESTATE IN THE COMING MONTHS?
New olive grove in Coniston Court and the ‘olive -isation’ of Connaught Village.
WHAT'S CURRENTLY GROWING IN THE ESTATES GREENHOUSE?
Harvesting this year’s tomatoes & herbs and preparing to plant garlic.
WHAT IS THE GARDEN TEAM CURRENTLY WORKING ON?
Harvesting sweet corn grown in Sussex Square, currently planting 30,000 bulbs across the entire Estate for the spring.
ANY TOP TIPS FOR ASPIRING GARDENERS?
Try planting a range of species bulbs that will come up in window boxes or patio tubs next spring.