Britain’s Best Back Garden
Congratulations to Andrew Brogan at Henstead Exotic Garden, which was chosen by Alan Titchmarsh as ‘Britain’s Best Back Garden’. (Watch the show on ITV Player at http://bit.ly/15bsOvN.) The first Invitation to View tour takes place on 8th May.
Alan Titchmarsh described the garden as follows:
“Andrew Brogan has what I can only describe as a tropical rainforest. Visiting his garden was like walking into the jungle – it’s like Belize comes to Beccles. You don’t expect it anywhere, and certainly not in dry East Anglia. I was blown away.
“He created it simply by stilling the air, planting a protective barrier of Leyland cypress around the outside of the garden that created a wind filter. That allowed him to build up more humidity, an area of still air, like an oasis. In there he has tree ferns and quite a few subtropical things, like Musa Basjoo, a banana plant. He’s got 30ft bamboo canes, which are as thick as your arms.”