|Malcolm Hockham (left) came to Eggleston in 1998 after eight
years in horticultural research and much disillusionment in the ever-growing
trend toward genetic modification. Formally trained to HND and RHS
standard, Malcolm was educated at Midhurst, West Sussex and worked
through the old 'country house' system before taking a Head gardenership
in Hertfordshire during 1980, there he remained for 10 years until
moving into horticultural and agricultural science field. Malcolm
also designs wildlife friendly cottage gardens and along with Gordon
presents a very humorous though slightly adult slide show and talk
about life and Eggleston.
Roy Long (right) is looking forward to further developing the gardens at Eggleston and introducing his own ideas into this ever popular attraction loved and regularly visited by gardeners from all over these islands and beyond. It is a strong testament to the twelve year partnership between Roy’s brother Gordon and Malcolm that visitor numbers increase year on year and that so many visitors have become “old friends” and make an annual pilgrimage to the “Jewel amongst the hills” as Eggleston Hall Gardens was called in a recent magazine article.
|Eggleston Hall Gardens
Eggleston, Barnard Castle
Durham, England, DL12 0AG