All Tuesdays 1-5pm
For pre-arranged Groups see 
Edible Flower Extravaganza Friday June 7th 
please pre-book for morning session £30 see Edible Flower Garden page


The June garden is wonderfully explosive as the roses turn from bud to bloom and their scent wafts on the air. They festoon the old walls, the trees and the pergola in the cottage garden; they clamber over two of the arches in the wisteria walk and surround the gazebo just behind. They criss cross several beams around the old pool. They climb the house walls, and the barn walls. They clamber through the trees around the lawn and in the orchard and winter walk. We have over forty climbing and rambling roses, each a huge delight. 

As the season advances the montana clematis (Boughton Star is a winner) give way to the late flowering clematis  including Mme Julia Correvon, Rhapsody, Blue Angel and others, all gorgeous as they flirt with the roses. We have over 80 to enjoy over the coming weeks and months.

The Garden is also full of poppies, white hesperis, masses of purple Allium christophii, iris, nigella, astrantia, delphiniums, geraniums and  foxgloves all my favourite flowers, rich with nectar and insects. Fragrant white Philadelphus flowers as well. As the month progresses, the wild flower meadow is in full of flower both with the native grasses and native flowers, all loved by a myriad of insects.

The edible flower garden is a treat at this time of year with many roses and lavender blooms being turned into cakes for my groups. Daylilies, sage, thyme and marigold flowers are other treats. If you wish to see how to use them contact Kathy about a Group Demonstration 15-26 people or come on my special Edible Flower Extravaganza morning and stay for a floral lunch.

We have added borders of lavender where the box has been removed from the formal garden. It looks wonderful and provides the perfect larder my lavender and lemon cakes.

In the containers (a vast array) there are super succulent displays, tender grasses, tender begonias, and bright bedding plants as well as veges and shrubs and lots of herbaceous plants. There are several major pot and basket displays around the garden, including quirky ideas involving planted eggs, telephones and even a tennis racket!

The wild flower meadow is a treat with its meandering paths, flowering grasses, trefoils, geraniums, scabious, lady's bedstraw etc. The ornamental grass borders are now looking good with striking silhouttes of upright calamagrostis and soft hummocks of descampsia. Soon the echinaceas will be in bloom.
Kathy Brown's JUNE Garden 
The Manor House, Church Road, Stevington, 
Nr Bedford MK43 7QB
Tel. 01234 822064 E: 

Rose Constance Spry with Clematis Mme Julia Correvon
Rose New Dawn with Clematis
Margot Koster 
Rose Rambling Rector
Midsummer evening in the garden
Midsummer evening in the garden
Cakes for groups and Tuesday afternoons