JULIANS CELEBRATION OF LIFE DAY SATURDAY THE 15TH JANUARY 2021
WE ARE HOLDING A "CELEBRATION OF LIFE" DAY AT THE CENTRE ON SATURDAY JANUARY 15TH FOR FAMILY, CLOSE FRIENDS AND FRIENDS OF THE CENTRE FOR JULIAN FORD
I UNDERSTAND HE KNEW SO MANY PEOPLE AND I HAVE TRIEND TO INVITE EVERYONE I CAN THINK OF, BUT IM SURE THERE PEOPLE I HAVE MISSED. UNFORTUNATLEY I WISH EVERYONE COULD COME BUT DUE TO THE CAPACITY OF THE CENTRE IM LIMITED TO NUMBERS ON THE DAY.
IF YOU KNEW MY DAD AND WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND PLEASE USE FORM BELOW TO SEND ME A MESSAGE AND ILL GET BACK TO YOU.
PLEASE SELECT THE 15TH JANUARY 2021
ENTER YOUR DETAILS
PLEASE DO PER PERSON THAT WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND
(WE ARE LIMITED ON SPACE SO WITH WHO I HAVE INVITED SO FAR THERE IS AROUND 100 PEOPLE EXTRA THAT CAN COME
SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ABOUT SENDING FLOWERS OR DONATIONS. HE GAVE ME STRICT INSTRUCTIONDS NOT TO HAVE A FUNERAL OR ANY FUSS OR FLOWERS, AND WELL LETS FACE IT NO FLOWERS COMPARED TO WHAT HE GREW WOULD BE GOOD ENOUGH. SO THEREFORE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION, IT WOULD BE AMAZING TO HELP TO GO TOWARDS THE DAY AND THE CENTRE AND BIRDS HE HAD SO MUCH PASSION FOR, AND HOPEFULLY I CAN DO HIM PROUD AND KEEP IT GOING. YOU CAN MAKE DONATIONS BELOW
The Garden and Centre
The centre began as Julian's private collection and was moved to its current location in 1993. Its hard to believe that the site where Huxley's and its stunning garden stands was once a dumping site for the garden centre. However after lots of blood, sweat and tears Julian managed to turn the abandoned land into a well loved home for all the birds.
In the summer, the garden border is a mass of colour, with lavender and the largest dahlia blooms that you have ever seen. There is also a collection of tropical plants, such as Palms, Thunbergias and Tree Ferns.
Our Japanese water feature has a variety of Acers and Bamboos planted around the pond. Scattered around the garden are seats for you to sit on and relax, away from the stresses of every day life. Our aviaries are set around the sides of the garden so there's plenty of scope to wander round the path. The Display Lawn is central to the centre with plenty of seating to watch the birds flying. Our aim is to ensure that our visitors have a pleasant day with us, with plenty of information about our birds, and other birds of prey in general, including habitat and conservation.
There are always staff around if you have a particular question to ask.
We are proud of the fact that the garden has won awards in its own right. We have won a Gold award for the best commercial premises in Horsham in Bloom, and we have also been featured in National Garden magazine.