Sadly Will Giles died 2nd September 2015 and his garden was closed for the remainder of the 2015 season; I don’t know if it will reopen in future years, but it was an honour to have met the great man, wearing one of the flamboyant shirts that he was famous for!, and my single visit to his garden inspired me with ideas and copycat planting for my own Exotic Garden.
We visited Will Giles Exotic Garden (Website) on the last Sunday of October 2011. Probably the best time to see it as the tropical plants have put on as much growth as they are likely to make before the Autumn cold and frosts arrive.
This garden is open on Sunday afternoons, making clever use of the carpark of a Mon-Fri business at the bottom of the hill-side garden. Amazing how much was crammed into a town house garden; and Will was on hand helpfully and patiently answering my asinine questions.
He told us that he has Christmas lunch in his treehouse – its a sensibly impressive, and live-in-able structure, particularly given his sloping plot.
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