15 best free gardens to visit in London

Looking for maximum planty wonder without spending a penny? Then check out my fave London garden and parks below. This is a re

56 Photos of Californian Gardens: from Facebook and Google to Hollywood via Alcatraz

California is a magical place, Chris and I love it. One minute you can be in the oven of a 43C desert, a few hours later atop

From the streets: California

Chris and I have just come back from a trip to LA, Vegas and Malibu visiting for a wedding. Once you enter the kingdom of plan

Solstice in the city – Clapham Common

I can be my own worst enemy sometimes, in fact, a lot of the time. I can be so focussed that I become blinkered. At times like

Regent’s Park a high summer stunner

I can’t be very observant. I’ve been visiting Regent’s Park my whole life but only paid attention to the inc

A walk on the South Downs at dusk

It started with a lama and ended with an allotment of Delphiniums, with wildflower meadows and immaculate fields in between. E

25 Photos of interesting autumn sightings (and what I thought at the time)

Here are 25 things I spotted in September and October that I thought were beautiful for all manner of reasons and managed to

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&

National Dahlia Society Annual Show 2014 at RHS Wisley

It’s not often something knocks my socks off and genuinely makes me say “wow” out loud but then I have nev

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

Eden Community Garden St. Paul’s Church, Old Town

The Eden community garden hidden in Clapham Old Town is a beautiful and peaceful spot anytime of year. But in spring it comes

Kew Gardens in spring: a sea of blue bells and dazzling Azaleas

I’ve visited Kew gardens at least once a year since I was a child (probably about 9 years old) and since moving to Londo

Clapham Common Old Town Daffodils