WHY 'HONEYMOON FERN' ?
In September 1920 my grandparents married and went on honeymoon to Dartmoor. They brought back a small fern as a memento and planted it in their garden. They cared for it and it flourished, moving with them whenever they moved house. Since then it has lived in gardens in Surrey, Hampshire, Cheshire and as far north as Aberdeenshire, a long way from its Devon roots.
In the 1980s my Mother took over the care of the very special fern, and now it’s my turn as custodian and I’m happy to say that it is thriving in my Gloucestershire garden.
I’m sure that my lovely grandparents would be very happy to know that it’s still doing well almost a century later and now has a business named in its honour.
That is how Honeymoon Fern got its name.