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June 22, 2015

This weekend I visited Amsterdam for the 'Open Garden Days', an annual event, when many private homes and institutions open their gardens to the public.


The theme this year was sculpture, fitting, as many of the canal house gardens traditionally contained classical sta...

April 18, 2015

I recently visited this beautiful Devon garden expecting to find the usual April delights of blossom and spring bulbs. The entrance to the gardens was indeed boasting a wonderful display of exquisite blooms.


What I wasn’t expecting to find was a baking hot hillside of...

March 23, 2015

Last week it really felt like Spring had arrived. The sun was shining and tiny green buds were at last beginning to appear almost as you watched, on trees and shrubs.


We took the opportunity to pop into Myddleton House Gardens to enjoy their wonderful displays of Sprin...

February 13, 2015

I love a bit of romance when visiting a garden so as a Valentines treat I thought I would share with you 5 of my favourites.


Number 1


Hampton Court Gardens near Leominster, Herefordshire


This historic estate is a mixture of restored original features and new gardens wi...

January 1, 2015

This year we decided to try the delights of Xmas at Kew Gardens. The 'glittering after dark trail' was indeed a fun and festive experience, very much enjoyed by all my family, from children to grandparents. The route around was a good, manageable length for everyone, o...

July 29, 2014

Our second and third Gardens on the 2014 Road trip were so close together it would have been a crime not to visit them both. Kiftsgate was a lovely find with the most beautiful swimming pool I have ever seen. It was so hard not to jump in. The house is built on top of...

July 28, 2014

Over the last few years, as a way of keeping our ideas fresh, we have been taking a summer tour of gardens that we find interesting. In past years we have visited France and Holland but this year we thought that we would see some of the fine gardens that our own countr...

June 6, 2013

On a recent visit to Pepiniere Filippi nursery in Meze I brought some really interesting plants to trial and will be watching them closely. Firstly, an unusual grass called Zoysia tenuifolia . This creates hummocks of dense grass about 5-10cm high. It yellows in the wi...

May 31, 2013

In late May I paid a visit to the South of France, to do some work in the garden I helped to develop in the Languedoq. They too suffered from incredibly low temperatures in February of -12C. The pipes froze and all the palms were damaged. However the Tetrapanax and the...

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