Gardens to Visit Loseley Park

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Loseley Park - Surrey

A haven of calm and tranquillity

July 2016

Gardens to Visit Hill Close

Garden of the Month

July 2016


Hill Close Gardens

Gardens to Visit 2016

Celebrating Britain's Glorious Gardens

All you need to plan your garden visits in 2016

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Gardens to Visit

Here you will find all the information you need to plan your visit to hundreds of glorious gardens right across the UK.

To find the details of the garden you would like to visit, go to the garden menu on the right and select the country you are interested in, by clicking on the + sign. You can now navigate to where you want to go. When you are on an individual garden page, you will find all of their details and a link to their own website. The same applies if you wish to email them - simply click on their email address.

Search for your garden if you know where you want to go, by typing in the search box.

Garden Events. We've added an improved Garden Events calendar which you can see on the right hand side. Full details of Garden events will be added throughout the year.

Gardens to Visit 2016 Book

Great Gardens to Visit 2016, which has just been published, features over 100 beautiful gardens right across the UK. Plan all your garden visits for 2016 whilst curled up in front of the fire this winter.

The retail price in shops for this beautiful book will be £12.99.

If you would like to purchase a copy at a special price, please send a cheque, made payable to Publicity Works Ltd, for £8.00 (includes postage & packing) to Gardens to Visit, Dan y Ser, Rhyd, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, LL48 6ST. Please ensure you include the delivery address you would like the book sent to, along with your cheque, when you order.

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Festival Of Gardens 2016

You can watch the amazing webcam where there is a 24 hour live stream of the Osprey's nest. The two chicks are flourishing.

We are expecting to see the chicks fledge soon!

Osprey Update July 18th

The two chicks that hatched at the Glaslyn nest are flourishing, we expect them to take their first flight soon. Our Fingers are crossed because this can be a risky time for the the chicks. You can see Mrs G and her chick on the amazing web cam.  

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The Canaries & Madeira ¦ 30 October – 12 November 2016

Explore the sun-drenched gardens of Tenerife and Madeira with Tony Russell, broadcaster, tree expert and former head forester at Westonbirt Arboretum. A full programme of activities on board Balmoral will compete for your time, including exclusive lectures and question times. Onshore, meanwhile, it will be gardens galore with free garden tours in Madeira and Lisbon.…

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Garden Events

Fri 29

Wild Summer Camp

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Painshill Landscape Garden Painshill, Portsmouth Road Cobham KT11 1JE Organiser: Painshill Landscape Garden 01932 868 113
Fri 29

Learn Tai Chi in a morning – Batsford Arboretum

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Batsford Arboretum Batsford Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9QB Organiser: Batsford Arboretum 01386 701441
Fri 29

Best ever Sculpture Exhibition – Borde Hill

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Borde Hill Garden Borde Hill Lane Haywards Heath RH16 1XP Organiser: Borde Hill Garden 01444 450326
Sat 30

Best ever Sculpture Exhibition – Borde Hill

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Borde Hill Garden Borde Hill Lane Haywards Heath RH16 1XP Organiser: Borde Hill Garden 01444 450326
Sun 31

Best ever Sculpture Exhibition – Borde Hill

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Borde Hill Garden Borde Hill Lane Haywards Heath RH16 1XP Organiser: Borde Hill Garden 01444 450326
Aug 01

The Big Batsford Bug Hunt!

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Batsford Arboretum Batsford Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9QB Organiser: Batsford Arboretum 01386 701441

Discover Britain's Gardens

Discover Britain's Garden's Cover July 2016

Discover Britain's Gardens is currently a seasonal magazine which is published four times a year.

The July - September 2016 edition is just published. gardens visited include Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Hole Park Gardens and Mill Dene Gardens

Get a yearly subscription for £10 (nearly 37% of the Retail price)

Read a sample Article on Benington Lordship Garden

Aberglasney 'It is so beautiful...a must see'.
Aberglasney 'It is so beautiful...a must see'.

Introducing Sue

Sue Liassides
Sue Liassides

I'm Sue Liassides and for 2016 I am joining Tony and the Gardens to Visit team, to offer some timely tips and jottings relating to gardens, gardening, plants and all things horticultural.

First though, let me introduce myself ...

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Welcome back everyone. How did you get on in June? I cannot believe we are already more than half way through the year, where does the time go!

So much seems to have happened in the past month since my last jottings and we are most definitely in tumultuous times, so when it all gets a bit too much, I always seek the sanctuary of a garden, either my own, or a garden to visit. A few hours amongst the plants and I invariably feel better.

Now then; what jobs should we be doing in the garden at this time of year? Well, keeping on top of those pesky weeds, feeding plants and watering are the main chores of summer in any garden. Also, keep deadheading wilted blooms to help prolong those beautiful displays of flowers in your pots and borders, either by pinching out with the fingers or pruning with secateurs.

Read the full Jottings here ...

Sue's Photo of the Month

The National Botanic Garden of Wales
The National Botanic Garden of Wales

Garden Themed Holidays

Gardens to Visit Holiday

Tony Russell leads a number of garden-themed holidays, covering all parts of the world.

To find out more about a garden-themed holiday please click here

The Garden Holidays page features an article, originally published in the Telegraph.

This article gives an enjoyable account of  a garden-themed holiday that Tony Russell led and is an excellent introduction to Garden Tours.

The Garden Holidays page also has a brief description and links to two companies that Tony Russell works with - Brightwater Holidays & Victoria Travel.

Just Published

Tony Russell Finest Gardens of the South East



Price £15.99 including P & P.

To order your copy - personally signed by the author - simply email

To see more of Tony Russell's books - please visit here

Photographic Library

Over the last ten years, Tony Russell has built up a digital photographic library of some 12,000 high quality publishable images relating to trees, shrubs, flowers, gardens and landscapes. Selections of Tony Russell's pictures have appeared in numerous articles and books.

These images are now available for others to use. 

They may be of special value to Magazine Editors, Writers and Journalists in illustrating articles and magazine features.

The pictures are not available elsewhere - they are exclusive to Gardens to Visit.

To find out more details please go here.