Category Archives: gardens to visit

Hampton Court Flower Show – Review

We had some glorious weather for the show this year. Keeping the plants looking good for 7 days must have been a struggle for the exhibitors The showground had a completely new layout this year and we found ourselves getting [...]

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show July 9 – 14th

Make the most of your day out at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. I have just received my RHS show guide for the show and I find it a vital resource to plan the day.  The showground covers 34 acres [...]

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Winter Garden Visits

The Savill Garden I always try to get out to a garden over the Christmas break but the weather has not been kind.  We did make a trip to The Savill Garden at Virginia Water to take advantage of their [...]

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Autumn

My three late summer or early autumn dazzlers. Echinacea, Heuchera and Rudbeckia It’s still not too late to appreciate some late summer colour, still hanging on in my garden are Roses, Fuchsia and my favourites the  Rudbeckia and Heleniums. And [...]

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NGS – Bulwick Gardens – Northamptonshire

Some of my favourite gardens to visit are those that open under the NGS http://www.ngs.org.uk/   Often what you see in these gardens an easily adapted and transferred to your own garden. Bulwick Gardens Open Day offers us 3 gardens http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/gardenfinder/garden.aspx?id=17652 [...]

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Lyveden New Bield

Lyveden New Bield Near Oundle, Northamptonshire Owner – National Trust The National Trust describes these gardens as having an Elizabethan labyrinth, terracing a stunning wildflower meadow and an intriguing lodge.  I set out to see a garden maze, some great [...]

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Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill

Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB25 9EJ Telephone: 01223 810080 This garden has been on the list for a while and as it’s near to the place my younger brother lives it one of those ‘we’ll do it next time we visit [...]

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Open Garden Squares Weekend

Put it in the diary Better late then never as the saying goes. And hopefully it will get you planning for 2012 Open Garden Squares Weekend is a celebration of London’s Open Spaces. One weekend ticket provides access to numerous [...]

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Ryton Gardens

I returned on Tuesday  from a trip to Liverpool where we celebrated the Golden Wedding anniversary of my Godparents.   I always like to sneak in a trip to some gardens on the journey there or back.   On this [...]

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Here we come Wassailing

Wassail Event Sunday 16th January 2011, 3pm – 5pm Chiswick House and Gardens Trust is hosting a celebration of Wassail, in partnership with Abundance London. http://www.chgt.org.uk Traditionally, Wassail celebrations took place around 17th January (old Twelfth Night) – toasting apple [...]

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