Herb Garden

Herb Garden

A garden for utility and Delight I wrote recently about Cottage gardens and the charm of their seemingly haphazard dense masses of plants. One of their great pleasures comes from the mixing of utility and delight, where food, medicine and beauty commingle, with...
Meadow Planting in Your Garden

Meadow Planting in Your Garden

Do you dream of attracting butterflies and songbirds to your garden? You do? Would you like a non-stop display of flowers from spring to autumn? You would? Well, have I got the answer for you! Planting a meadow, small or large, in your garden will be good for the...
Gardens and Art, Deeply Intertwined

Gardens and Art, Deeply Intertwined

The news that Sarah Price, a gold medal winner at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, began her career as an artist started me thinking about all the ways in which art, artists and gardens are intertwined. We all know about Monet and the gardens and Giverny that inspired...
Colour Keukenhof-style!

Colour Keukenhof-style!

Do you like to tulips? Not that bothered? Ah, but do you like colour? If colour – rich, vibrant colour and lots of it – is your thing, then Keukenhof gardens near Amsterdam should be on your bucket list. I was lucky enough to visit Keukenhof a couple of weekends ago....
It’s blossom time at Kew Gardens!

It’s blossom time at Kew Gardens!

Kew Gardens is looking stunning at the moment, with blossom, bulbs, and perennial flowers all surging fourth together. Kew contains the most diverse collection of living plants of any botanic garden in the world. Parts of it were designed by renowned landscape...