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Gardens to Visit 2017

Gardens to Visit 2017

Celebrating Britain's Glorious Gardens - Available Now

Myddleton House

Garden of the Month

January 2017

Middlesex

Myddleton House

Image of the Month

RHS Wisley

"Witch hazels flowering in January at RHS Wisley"

January 2017

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

Gardens to Visit 2017

Seasonal Garden Gallery

Great Comp Garden - The very rare Magnolia 'Kevin Hughes'

Giant Redwoods at Batsford Arboretum in the Cotswolds. Open all winter.

First Camellia of 2017 in flower at Plas Tan y Bwlch. Garden open all winter.

Daffodils at Elton Hall

Winter at the Dorothy Clive Garden

A woodland walk at Coton Manor

Snowdrop Days at Evenley Wood Garden 4th - 28th February

Snowdrops appearing at Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire. Open all winter.

5th April  Magnolia Talk by Jim Gardiner, RHS top expert, 10.30am-1.30pm Borde Hill

Garden Events

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Evenley Wood Garden for Snowdrop Days

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Evenley Wood Garden
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Fri 24

Evenley Wood Garden for Snowdrop Days

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Evenley Wood Garden
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Sat 25

Evenley Wood Garden for Snowdrop Days

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 26

Evenley Wood Garden for Snowdrop Days

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Gardens to Visit News

Batsford Arboretum creates new home for local wildlife

Batsford Arboretum, near Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, have recently planted a mile-long natural hedgerow to provide an essential corridor and habitat for visiting and native wildlife. The hedgerow stretches either side of the visitor attraction’s half mile-long entrance driveway and consists of 12 different species of plants – including Field Maple, Hawthorn, Hazel and Holly – totalling…

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2017 North Wales Festival of Gardens

Dates Just Announced for the 2017 North Wales Festival of Gardens   Saturday 27th May until Sunday 11th June 2017   Read More

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Festival Of Gardens 2016

Glaslyn Wildlife

Amazon Rainforest

An Illustrated Talk by Tony Russell

This talk, based on Tony's travels in the region, provides an astonishing portrayal of one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth. A talk of celebration, but one which also highlights the current threats to this remarkable landscape.

All proceeds to Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife.

Plus a new talk on the Glaslyn Ospreys by Mick Alexander.

Plas Tan y Bwlch, LL41 3YU

Friday 10th February 2017, 7 00pm

Admission £8 per person, including refreshments, pay at door. Email: info@glaslynwildlife.co.uk

Amazon Rain Forest talk by Tony Russell

Discover Britain's Gardens

New Phone App available

app-1The 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.

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

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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With the cold weather looming (already upon many of us) it is time to protect the crowns of herbaceous plants with straw or some dry leaves. If you have a tree fern for example, you can fold over the large fronds to cover the crown and then wrap in fleece and tie up...this will protect it from cold winds and frost. If your garden is quite exposed and you have a lot of plants in pots, you may want to protect the rootballs by wrapping the pots in hessian, bubble wrap, fleece or newspaper.

After the gorgeous autumn colour on trees and shrubs comes the inevitable leaf drop...so, don't forget to collect up your leaves and dispose of or bag them up and keep for a few months to create a leaf mould for your borders.

There is still time to plant your tulip bulbs. They make a stunning display if planted in a pot. I like to cram them in the pot so that I get a full on blousy display. It is up to you whether you lift your bulbs and replant the next year or leave them in situ. Some bulbs perform less well the following year if they are left in the ground or in a pot.

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A Summer Memory

June 2016 Compton Acres
June 2016 Compton Acres

'The Grand Italian Garden design has strength and grandeur brought alive by the sound and movement of water and enhanced by the façade of the Italian Villa'

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

BRAND NEW BOOK

THE FINEST GARDENS OF SOUTH-EAST

Price £15.99 including P & P.

To order your copy - personally signed by the author - simply email mail@gardenstovisit.net

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.