"Cally Gardens is a grand sight; thousands of species grown as well as you will ever see them, grouped harmoniously by a nurseryman with the eye of an artist - and the spirit of an adventurer."
Patricia Morison in Gardens Illustrated, January 1997



Michael Wickenden : 1955-2016

Michael Wickenden

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Michael Wickenden of Cally Gardens, Scotland. Michael died on the 11th October 2016, whilst trekking in northern Myanmar (Burma). He was 61.

A great gardener, plantsman, explorer, photographer, teacher and friend; an inspiration to so many. He will be hugely missed.

The funeral has been arranged for Friday 18th November in Sussex. Anybody wishing to attend should contact info@callygardens.co.uk for more details so that we can inform the venue of likely numbers to expect. A celebration of his life will be held in Scotland at a later date. Further announcements will be posted on this website.

Cally Gardens continues though, and will remain closed as normal through the winter months.


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Illustrations © Clare Melinsky. Photographs © Michael Wickenden