It’s time for a change. Our beautiful conifer boundary trees which have served us well over the years will slowly be removed over the next year. They will be replaced with a selection of specimen trees, new fencing and new gardens beds. The conifers, like most aging trees, had a few health issues that needed to be addressed prompting us to take on this exciting and large project. Buoyed by the arrival of new heavy-duty equipment to help maintain the attraction, our outdoor team are excited by the challenges of the project and enthusiastic about the new look it will give to our display. The team had a taste of the enormity of this exercise recently as the first of the trees fronting the cul-de-sac at the end of Gold Creek Road have just been removed as can be seen in the picture above.
Welcome Bangladesh26 Oct 2018 Read More
Well it’s official, we would like to welcome the country of Bangladesh to the Cockington Green Gardens international community. Work is already underway on what will be the 34th exhibit in the international area. The fabulous National Parliament building (pictured below) located in Dhaka has been selected to represent Bangladesh in our international display. Just like the original, the display will be set within a water feature area of the display. The building will take our model makers approximately one year to construct. It is proposed that the exhibit will be used for promotional purposes before taking up its final position within the international area.
Floriade 201828 Sep 2018 Read More
Cockington Green Gardens is at its spectacular best for this 2018 Floriade period. Our tulips are now jumping to life and really starting to show their magical Spring colours. The annual display is vibrant and teeming with flowers making the gardens a visual treat for the thousands of visitors currently passing through the attraction. The weather is getting to its Springtime best - the days are getting longer; the light is brilliant, and our display is only getting better and better. Come and experience the gardens and display for yourself, let us know what you think.
Our New Willie Lotts Cottage21 Sep 2018 Read More
The new Willie Lotts cottage (previewed in an earlier story) has been placed into our display and is looking great. Our gardeners have landscaped the area surrounding the new building which finishes the transformation of this new cottage. The pond in front of the house has also been cleaned and repaired, another big job for the outside team. The entire renovation of this area is now complete, and ready for this Floriade period. ..
English Area Waterways14 Sep 2018 Read More
Big repairs have been happening to our waterways over the last few weeks. These water ways have been in place for over 40 years now. They are made from fibreglass and it is quite a lengthy process to empty them, allow them to dry totally (which was difficult at this time of the year) and then start the repair process. They should be flowing again for Floriade. ..