The gardens looked absolutely magical during the recent snowfall. Ed wasn't that impressed with my suggestion that he should dress up as the Yeti and frolic in the snow but we got some excellent photos!

We are now hard at work preparing for the new season. (We re-open on Sunday 20th March) Jane and I are getting everything ready for the shop and cafe. Taking inspiration from Petersham Nurseries, we have found some great new local suppliers and so we hope that you will find our lunches and teas even more delicious this season. March 2011 will also see the launch of the 'Yeti Feast box' for children (no nasties!)

January must be the time when you all get your diaries out. Jane has had lots of bookings from groups who would like to visit the gardens and have a tour of the house and I have already had several enquiries about hosting children's parties. We are also very excited to be hosting our first wedding reception at Riverhill in May.

Ed has been busy building some elaborate steps up near the maze. He also has some secret plans for a Yeti this space! New picnic benches have been ordered (you all seem to love your picnics at Riverhill) and lots more play equipment (which I hope will be ready by the end of March). Finally, we have been granted listed building consent and so work will commence shortly re-building the collapsed southern wall of the Walled Garden - progress at last!