Milntown Estate is first garden on the Isle of Man to be awarded Royal Horticulture Society Partner status

Thu, 23 Jan 2020

Milntown Estate is first garden on the Isle of Man to be awarded Royal Horticulture Society Partner status
Milntown Estate is first garden on the Isle of Man to be awarded Royal Horticulture Society Partner status

The Milntown Estate outside Ramsey has been awarded the prestigious honour of becoming the Island’s first garden to be a Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Partner Garden.

In becoming a Partner Garden, Milntown had to complete a rigorous application process and meet a host of specific requirements and the award recognises the special qualities of this important garden. The RHS receives many applications each year to become a Partner Garden, with only a few, who are working to the highest horticultural standards, meeting the exacting criteria. 

Head Gardener Adam Quayle says ‘It is an absolutely brilliant achievement that we are now an RHS partner garden. The fact that a small private charity can achieve such an award is testament to everyone who works so hard to make Milntown what it is. The gardens have now been open to the public for 10 years and they are still undergoing considerable development. I can’t wait to see what we achieve in the next 10 years. It is great to be part of a project that is in the community for the community. This is a first for the Isle of Man and puts the Island on the list of special gardens in the British Isles’. The Gardens are free to enter for all RHS members every Wednesday and Thursday.

 

(The Milntown Garden Team; Tom Wood, Nathan Jackson, Adam Quayle, Liam Faragher)