April 13, 2021
We’re very sad to share the news that our much loved Dave Peacock has passed away. Friends of the Garden know what a remarkable man Dave was. Words here can’t really do him justice. The main driving force behind restoring and renewing this local hidden treasure, he was known for his innovation, determination and hard physical graft. He so richly deserved the award of his MBE. Many of us have benefitted from his wealth of gardening knowledge and enjoyed his good natured banter. He’ll be sorely missed by the volunteers here, Friends of the Garden and, of course, his loving family. Whickham has lost a great local character. Rest in peace, Dave!🌻

Marian Foster from BBC Newcastle’s Garden Mania programme paid tribute to Dave recently, click here to listen. (Scroll to 3h 14 minutes). 

Closed Until Further Notice 

The Garden and the Orangery is currently closed until further notice for lockdown. We’ll let you know as soon as we can about re-opening, stay updated via our website and social media pages. Many thanks for all your wonderful support through 2020.🌻

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