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Friday, 14 October 2011

New additions at Braxton Gardens

Since reopening Braxton Gardens in Milford on Sea during May 2011 Simon and Sarah Relph’s plans are going from strength to strength. The tea room, run by Sarah, has been renamed Muffins Galore!, and now serve homemade muffins, cream teas, plain, fruit & gluten free scones and light lunches. The latest addition is the covered canopy area with a log burner, which is now a cosy place to enjoy tea and lunch in the colder months.

The gardens themselves have now been transformed to a level of tranquility and beauty. The gardens are constantly being tended and nurtured by Simon, with a new vegetable corner with carrots, beans, rocket and lettuce growing and the new herb corner which has been planted with rosemary, angelica, mint and calendula to name a few. There are three mature fruit trees at Braxton situated in the walled garden. A Mulberry, a Fig and a Quince which we have made jam from available in the shop adjacent to the kitchen.

As well as the perfectly striped lawns there is a lily pool to explore, where the fish are illusive (but there!), Braxton’s retail nursery is now open where you can purchase your herbs for your herb garden, herbaceous perennials grown from Braxton’s mother plants and your favourite David Austin Roses.

Braxton Gardens are now open Tuesday to Sunday all year round, why not pop down and take in the ‘new look’?

Braxton Gardens, Lymore Lane, Milford on-Sea, SO41 0TX
Tel: 01590 643601

1 comment:

  1. Took two friends from Australia this week for tea, scones and muffins at Braxton. They were delighted and I am afraid we stayed there talkiing and looking at the gardens for a long time catching up.

    I am also a great fan of the Fentiman's orange jigger and Victorian lemonade that Braxton serve. Lovely.

    Now doing soup there and Jean and I have yet to try it. We look forward to it. Also, I think the plant selection is excellent in the Nursery, a good addition to other local nurseries.

    Still our favourite relax place in a busy day, though the Milford cafes all have their specialities well worth trying.

    Terry Langford