We were really pleased to welcome Simon Clemison from BBC Spotlight yesterday - he came to do a feature on our National Violet Collection which was on TV the same night - amazing how technology has made it so quick to relay information back to the studio and have it on air so soon.
He and his cameraman filmed in our Solar Dome which is where our violets are housed - if you would like to see them or buy any here is some more information on these beautifully scented little flowers.
Our collection of violets has been gradually built over a period of 40 years and is the result of the enthusiasm of three generations of the Groves’ family. Now numbering in excess of 100 varieties of Sweet Violet, Parma Violet and other species our catalogue now holds National collection status and is one of the largest selections in the country.
We also have a smaller number of over 70 other varieties of violets from all over the world, so please enquire if you are looking for a specific variety to add to your collection.