Gardens to Visit Garden of the Month - The Beale Arboretum

Garden of the Month

September 2016


The Beale Arboretum

Wollerton Old Hall

Image of the Month

Wollerton Old Hall - Shropshire

"... A world-class example of an English Garden"

September 2016

Gardens to Visit 2016

Celebrating Britain's Glorious Gardens

All you need to plan your garden visits in 2016

Available Now

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

Glaslyn Wildlife

The Glaslyn osprey family have left the nest and have started their long migration south to Africa for the winter.

We look forward to welcoming them back next spring.

Gardens to Visit News

Ramster Garden – Spectacular Autumn Colours

Ramster Garden, a much loved hidden gem in Chiddingfold, will open every day from 11am-4pm from Saturday 15th October until Sunday 23rd October. Visitors will be treated to spectacular Autumn sights including the amazing acers which are renowned for their seasonal display of fiery shades of reds and russets. Famed for its superb collection of…

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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 30

Best ever Sculpture Exhibition – Borde Hill

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

Guided Walk with head Gardener – Borde Hill

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Borde Hill Garden Borde Hill Lane Haywards Heath RH16 1XP Organiser: Borde Hill Garden 01444 450326
Oct 04

Guided Walk with head Gardener – Borde Hill

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Borde Hill Garden Borde Hill Lane Haywards Heath RH16 1XP Organiser: Borde Hill Garden 01444 450326
Oct 15

Autumn Colours at Ramster

October 15 @ 11:00 am - October 23 @ 4:00 pm
Ramster Gardens Petworth Road Chiddingfold GU8 4SN Organiser: Ramster Gardens 01428 654167
Oct 16

Hill Close Gardens – Apple Day & Country Fair

October 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hill Close Gardens Bread & Meat Close, off Friars St Warwick CV34 6HF Organiser: Hill Close Gardens 01926 493339
Oct 16

Autumn Colours at Ramster

October 16 @ 11:00 am - October 24 @ 4:00 pm
Ramster Gardens Petworth Road Chiddingfold GU8 4SN Organiser: Ramster Gardens 01428 654167

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

Hidcote panorama

Hidcote panorama

All panoramic photographs taken by Sue Liassides, August 2016.

Kiftsgate panorama

Kiftsgate panorama

Sezincote panorama

Sezincote panorama

Spetchley Park panorama

Spetchley Park panorama

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 August? Did you manage to get out and about and visit some gardens, or has work on your own garden taken up all of your time; perhaps you managed to do both?

So what are the things which keep us busy in our own gardens at this time of year? Well, I have been pretty busy weeding, especially where bindweed has been a problem. Bindweed has grown at an alarming rate this year in some of the gardens I work in. Where I can, I have dug up the roots of this pernicious weed and I have also put a systemic weedkiller on them, just where they are showing above the soil. This does work, but you have to keep checking the area for other spots of re-growth.

Click here to read more, including visits to Spetchley Park & the Ernest Wilson Memorial Garden.

Sue's Photo of the Month


"At its heart and because of the Mogul influences, the centrepiece of the garden is a Paradise garden...Persian Islamic, not Indian.  Lady Kleinwort had the South Garden laid out with canals and rows of Irish yews in 1965 copying the traditional 'Paradise Garden' which is perhaps most recognised from the garden in front of the Taj Mahal in India."

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.