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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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