Discover Miserden With Tony Russell

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 In 1989 Tony Russell was appointed head forester at Westonbirt Arboretum, one of the finest collections of trees and shrubs in the temperate world. He was responsible for the conservation of its many rare and endangered species. Tony is now widely regarded as one of Britain’s leading authorities on trees and shrubs and has presented many gardening, horticultural and countryside …

Sheep Scanning

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We spent the afternoon scanning the ewes today to see if they are carrying a single, twins or triplet lambs. We then split them into separate groups and feed them different qualities of feed during the later stages of pregnancy. The ewes carrying triplets require more feeding, but it is equally important not to over feed ewes with a single …

Outdoor Learning the Miserden Way!

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The children of Class 2 at Miserden Village Primary School were given poles and ropes and asked to make a frame for their group to climb on. After they had made their frames they had a chance to play on them and added extra planks and ladders. Some very impressive structures – practical outdoor learning at its best!

Autumn at The Garden at Miserden

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Beyond the beautiful autumn colours of the turning leaves, there is still lots to see here at The Garden at Miserden. Beautiful yew and box topiary together with other evergreen specimens mean there is interest and structure to see all year round.  Particularly spectacular in the long shadows of the dwindling evening light. Here the valley is cloaked in mystery …

Timber Planking

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Here’s Dave Smith planking up some oak on his mobile saw mill. Most of our timber is sold as firewood, but we mill the best pieces to make furniture, doors and beams. An example of this are the walnut tables and counter in our cafe which were grown, sawn and made on site. It is hugely satisfying to be able …