Welcome to the Great Gardens to Visit website
Here you will find all the information you need to plan your visit to hundreds of glorious gardens right across the UK.
To access the gardens, simply click on the gardens tab on the left-hand side of this screen and select the region you are interested in from the drop down menu. Once you have accessed an individual gardens web page, you can link direct to their full website by simply clicking on their website address. The same applies if you wish to email them – simply click on their email address.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the Great Gardens to Visit website.
The Great Gardens to Visit Book
The 2013 edition of the Great Gardens to Visit book is now available. The retail price in shops is £12.99. Discounted copies are available directly from the publishers at £8.00 including Postage & Packing.
To obtain your copy, simply send your cheque for £8.00 per copy (made out to Publicity Works Ltd) to Gardens to Visit, Dan y Ser, Rhyd, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynned, LL48 6ST. Books will be sent to you on receipt of your cheque.
NB. Please ensure you include the delivery address for the book in with your cheque when you order.
Great Gardens to Visit – Garden of the Month - Savill Garden Windsor
World-renowned 35 acres of ornamental gardens and woodland, including National Collections and rare international species, The Savill Garden has developed under the patronage of royalty for over 80 years. The Savill Garden welcomes groups throughout the year with genuine warmth.
The garden has been designed to highlight the best in each season starting the year with Spring Wood, followed by the Summer Gardens, Autumn Wood and the Winter Beds, this really is a garden for all seasons.
Autumn colour in the garden is a joy to behold. Japanese maples are the backbone of The Savill Garden displays with leaves varying in colour from butter yellow, to orange, red and intense claret. The Queen Elizabeth Temperate House provides an ideal environment to grow particularly tender plants and is a welcome place to sit and enjoy the warmth. With seasonal displays, there is always something new to see.
Are our urban trees in danger?
Published in the Daily Telegraph, Saturday 23 November
As a child growing up in the suburbs of London during the Sixties and Seventies I walked to school. All my classmates did the same. Today, 40 years on, if I close my eyes I can trace every step of that 20-minute journey in my mind as if it were yesterday. Apparently this is not unusual, according to the Living Streets campaign, the walk to school is one of those childhood memories that stays with us until we die.
My route took me past red-brick Coronation Street terraces, pebble-dashed semis, high street shop fronts and the railings of the local park. For close on half of that journey I walked beneath a canopy of street trees. The rest of the time the house sparrows called from the boughs of neighbouring gardens and parks. At that time I knew very little of the countryside, nor that my future career would somehow involve plants, but I did know those trees, as did all my mates.
As Britain celebrates National Tree Week, which starts today, it is a good moment to ask whether today’s schoolchildren will have the same leafy memories.
New Book by Tony Russell
This is the perfect book for everyone from the age of 8 to 80+ who is simply interested in finding out a little more about the trees which can be seen in streets, parks and gardens right across the UK.
It fits neatly into a pocket and covers over 150 common trees with both words and beautiful digital images portraying features such as leaves, bark, fruits and flowers.
Available from all good bookshops as well as on-line, What’s That Tree? (RRP. £6.99) is sure to become a firm favourite and a valuable asset to the bookshelf.
Discover Britain’s Gardens
The October to December edition is just published and includes special features on the gardens of Wales and Gloucestershire.
If you are interested in visiting gardens this Autumn then this is the magazine for you.
Discover Britain’s Gardens is packed with glorious garden photographs, great ideas on gardens to visit, competitions, quizzes and news on forthcoming events.
In this edition, there are Free tickets for some of your favourite gardens.
To find out how to buy the magazine, please click here
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, that gives an enjoyable account of a garden-themed holiday that Tony Russell led.
The Garden Holidays page also has a brief description and links to two companies that Tony Russell works with.
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.
These images are now available for others to use. The pictures are not available elsewhere.
They may be of special value to Magazine Editors, Writers and Journalists in illustrating articles and magazine features.
To find out more details please go here.