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Blog : 15th March 2021

New Head Gardener reveals plans for 2021 season

Even ancient gardens reach a point where they need revitalising, and this is no different at Parham House & Gardens. Newly appointed head gardener Andrew Humphris reveals his plans for the Garden and explains why visitors may find a few changes when the gates open for the 2021 season. 

Blog : 8th March 2021

Elizabeth Verney, first mistress of Parham House

Parham has been shaped very strongly by the women who have lived in it and looked after it over the past centuries of its existence. The first mistress of the current House was Elizabeth Verney of Fairfield in Somerset, a goddaughter of Queen Elizabeth I.

Blog : 10th February 2021

Andrew Humphris joins as Parham’s new Head Gardener

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of Andrew Humphris, who took up his role as Parham’s new Head Gardener last month. 

Blog : 6th January 2021

Veronica’s Maze in the snow

We love this picture of Veronica’s Maze in the snow, taken a few years ago by photographer John Glover. Discover why it was created and how to reach its centre… 

Blog : 6th January 2021

Silver foliage – Parham featured in RHS The Garden Magazine

RHS The Garden magazine featured an article on silver foliage last month, which included a wonderful image of our double border by photographer John Glover. 

Parham Christmas wreath

Blog : 4th December 2020

A Christmas wreath

Make a Christmas Wreath with cuttings from your own garden

By Anna Mariscal, Gardener at Parham House & Gardens

Blog : 4th December 2020

Christmas at Parham

Christmas at Parham House & Gardens is a time of quiet family gatherings and reflection on the year that has passed. Lady Emma Barnard recounts some of the more memorable anecdotes of Christmas from bygone days, including the time in 1939 when her my great-grandparents took in 30 evacuee children from Peckham in South London. 

Blog : 1st October 2020

Parham in The English Garden magazine

Find out how colour theming can bring your garden to life in this excellent piece about Parham’s gold border in The English Garden magazine.

Blog : 25th August 2020

Behind the gates at Parham

Parham House & Gardens may have been closed this summer but, behind the gates, life has been busy for those that look after this place. We caught up with the Head of Housekeeping, Christine, to find out what has been going on during these strange months of lockdown.

Blog : 5th August 2020

Big Kitchen Recipes – Summer Garden Minestrone with Fresh Borlotti Beans & Farro

In the fourth of our monthly series of seasonal recipes, Parham’s chef Neil Rusbridger was inspired by Italy to create a Summer Garden Minestrone with Fresh Borlotti Beans & Farro