Cottage Garden

Cottage Garden

The Cottage Garden. We all picture one the moment those words are uttered. A blissful froth of beautiful, informal bounty. Delphiniums and lupins nod in front of an ancient wall smothered with clematis and roses. Higher up the Wisteria hangs its glorious plumes....
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...
Listen to your Garden

Listen to your Garden

When it comes to new planting take a moment to reacquaint yourself with your garden and what it wants.   It’s planting time. Spring finally settles in and May bank holiday weekend is the biggest weekend for garden centres, as we all get a bit dizzy piling our trolleys...
Sculpture Gardens

Sculpture Gardens

Sculpture gardens, or parks, have a long history around the world and date back, incredibly, to 175,000 years ago – a “Neanderthal garden” was unearthed in the Bruniquel Cave in France, where broken stalagmites had been arranged in a series of stacked or ring-like...
Favourite Gardens in Europe

Favourite Gardens in Europe

France: Giverny Gardens The Giverny gardens are probably the most famous in France. Monet created some of his famous ‘Water Lily’ and ‘Japanese Bridge’ paintings here. As well as the gardens you can also visit Monet’s lovely and very colourful house. Monet started his...