Mount St John Tour

Mount St John Tour

32 Employees recently visited The Mount St John Estate at Felixkirk, Thirsk, over two dates during the summer.

It was great to see the plants and trees we have supplied in situ with the partnership going back fifteen years.

On arrival, the estate provided Johnsons staff with tea, coffee and cake and gave a tremendous behind-the-scenes tour of their kitchen garden, contemporary terrace and valley garden.

Mount St John is a private garden, and the owners commissioned Tom Stuart Smith in 2004 to create a design. He drew inspiration from the field patterns visible from the house and the main garden was completed in 2006, the valley garden commenced is still ongoing. The monastic foundations of the preceptory belonging to the Knights Hospitaller of the order of St John of Jerusalem lie in the field below the Georgian property of 1720. The Victorian kitchen garden and cut flower garden supply local restaurants with produce.

All in attendance thoroughly enjoyed the tours and were amazed by the size and beauty of the gardens and were grateful for the opportunity to see the plants we supply in a different setting. 

Posted 14th Aug 11:49am