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The Queen Visits Capel Manor College

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By Steve Dalton, Chief Gardener

HM The Queen is invited to open the Old Manor House Garden

John Ashley from Scotts with The Queen
Capel Manor Garden new planting

Her Majesty The Queen visited Capel Manor College, Enfield, Middx on Friday 11 June to see the work of the students and to view the gardens that form one of the largest collection of permanently planted individual gardens in the UK. There is over 30 acres to explore and scores of different gardens on display throughout the year including one from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

This Scotts Miracle-Gro garden was originally planted at Capel Manor after winning a gold medal at the 1994 Chelsea Flower Show. This attractive garden has recently been improved and enlarged with a new sweeping path providing visitor access to a fresh ‘potager’ style of mixed planting of flowers, herbs and vegetables. Also new to the garden are two thrones positioned at the back of the garden to give visitors a unique position to pose for pictures of their visit.

John Ashley, previously Sales Director of CBG, was presented to Her Majesty The Queen during her visit and explained the company’s sponsorship of the Capel Manor gardens and our total involvement in British garden care.

Capel Manor Gardens, EN1 4RQ including the Old Manor House garden opened by The Queen during her visit, are open to the public weekdays during winter and every day including weekends from March to October. For further information visit


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