Victorian plant fashion at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

A report from our brief visit to the immaculately preserved Lanhydrock house and garden owned by the National Trust.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Heligan, a garden established in the mid-18th to the 19th centuries by the Cornish Tremayne family (Wikipedia), was only ever

Marrakesh (Part Three): Islamic tiled courtyards at Bahia Palace

The second oldest garden we visited was by far the most visually arresting of designs. It is immaculate and inspirational. Y

Marrakesh (Part Two): blown away by ancient Islamic garden design at the El Badi Palace

I’ve wanted to visit Marrakesh for about ten years, drawn by its bright colours. What I hadn’t appreciated is its

Landscape design at Stowe Garden in Buckinghamshire

Back in November Chris and I had the opportunity to spend a sunny Autumn afternoon at Stowe in Buckinghamshire (a short drive

Book review: Gardening at Longmeadow by Monty Don

This 349 page beast contains an entire year of gardening by the  star of Gardener’s World, Monty Don, showcasing the r

Great Dixter – a garden outside of time

Stepping onto Great Dixter soil is like stepping into a dream world of wispy, airy meadows, curvy Dali-esque hedges, alien jun

Nymans, Hayward’s Heath

On Sunday 5th July, we visited Nymans, one of the four famous gardens featured in the BBC mini series, British Gardens in Time

RHS Wisley Flower Show 2014

Yesterday I went to RHS Wisley for the flower show, in particular the National Dahlia Society’s annual show and I hadn&

Camley Street Natural Park, King’s Cross, London

This weekend I was in central London on a trip as a treat for our work’s volunteers. During one of the activities I stum

Holy Trinity Hospice, Clapham, Open Garden

The Holy Trinity Hospice in Clapham has an award winning garden split into a number of key areas. They including a terrace, in