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 Search just below and type in the name of the garden you are interested in and then press the Enter key on your keyboard. 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.
If you want to find out what gardens there are in a particular area, simply go to the top of this page and click on 'Gardens' in the header menu and follow the links.
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.
January 22 2017. We have improved the Search engine on the web site. Please just type in the Garden you are interested in and press Enter on your keyboard.
Gardens to Visit 2017 Book
Seasonal Garden Gallery
New Apprenticeships announced at the National Botanic Garden of Wales
Pashley Manor Tulip Festival starts Friday 21 April. Photo by Kate Wilson
Gardens to Visit News
We are all on countdown here at Lullingstone, with only one week to go until we welcome visitors for the new 2017 season – April Fools’ Day! We have lots of new discoveries for everyone to enjoy in The World Garden, with ‘orchis’ showcasing floral delights and our new woodland walk all ready to be…Read More
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens are delighted to announce that restoration work following the damage caused by Storm Eva on Boxing Day 2015 is nearing completion. We will be opening for the season from Sunday 2nd April with newly restored areas open to the public. Owner Anthony Tavernor said: ‘It has been a challenging time following…Read More
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is helping to grow the gardeners of the future with two new apprenticeships in botanical horticulture. Starting in September this year, the new posts are funded by the National Garden Scheme and private benefactor Patrick Daniell. Garden director Huw Francis said the two-year apprenticeships are good news for Wales…Read More
BBC’s Peter Gibbs to open this year’s north wales festival of gardens at plas tan y bwlch It has just been announced that TV broadcaster Peter Gibbs, Chairperson of BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time, former BBC weatherman and an Antarctic scientist, will be opening this year’s North Wales Festival of Gardens. This prestigious event…Read More
Festival Of Gardens 2017 in brief
Glaslyn Lady, the female osprey that nests near the River Glaslyn in Snowdonia, returned from her winter migration to Africa yesterday (22nd March).
This was a day earlier than her return in 2016. It is truly remarkable these birds are not only capable of making the journey to Africa and back every year (in Glaslyn Lady's case at least 13 times) but manage to return at virtually the same time every year.
If you would like to see the moment when she arrived back in Snowdonia, click on the link below.
Discover Britain's Gardens
New Phone App available
The NEW Discover Britain's Gardens App is now available for Apple and Android mobile phones & tablets.
The app includes articles on many gardens throughout Great Britain, holiday suggestions, a full interactive map and videos.
Search for Discover Britain's Gardens in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Discover Britain's Gardens
Discover Britain's Gardens is currently a seasonal magazine which is published four times a year.
The January - March 2017 edition is now available.
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 ...
Hello, how are you, have you had a good winter? I really cannot believe we are once again at the start of another gardening year, where has the time gone?!
Well I wonder what 2017 holds in store for us all on the gardening front? In my last 2016 garden jottings for Gardens to Visit, (which was just before Christmas) I was talking about the relatively gentle start to winter and those final jobs to do before the cold really began to set in. Here, on the south coast of England and it appears over much of the UK, it has not been a particularly hard winter, a little snow in places and a few hard frosts, but certainly not weeks and weeks of bitter cold to keep us all indoors.
So, what are the jobs we should be getting on with in the garden now that spring is just about here? Well, many of us grow Cornus (Dogwood) for their coloured stems in winter and they certainly brighten up a border during the bare winter months. These should be pruned back hard at the end of February each year. This is also known as coppicing. If your Cornus are growing in poor ground and in a shaded area, only prune every two to three years.
Garden Themed Holidays
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 FINEST GARDENS OF SOUTH-EAST
Price £15.99 including P & P.
To order your copy - personally signed by the author - simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.