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Gardens to Visit 2017

Gardens to Visit 2017

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Garden of the Month

March 2017



Magnolia 'Caerhays Surprise'

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Magnolia 'Caerhays Surprise'

March 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

Pat-a-Lamb at Mount Ephraim 30th  April and 1st May 2017.

New Apprenticeships announced at the National Botanic Garden of Wales

Peter Gibbs opens the Festival Of Gardens at Plas Tan y Bwlch, 27th May

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

Pashley Manor Tulip Festival  starts Friday 21 April. Photo by Kate Wilson

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

Daffodils at Elton Hall

A woodland walk at Coton Manor

Garden Events

Sun 26

Mothering Sunday – Batsford Arboretum

March 26
Batsford Arboretum
Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9QB
Sun 26

Chiswick House Camellia Show

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chiswick House and Gardens
Burlington Lane
London W4 2RP
Sun 26

Mother’s Day

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Borde Hill Garden
Borde Hill Lane
Haywards Heath RH16 1XP
Sun 26

Treat your Mum like a Queen

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
King John’s Nursery
Sheepstreet Lane
Etchingham TN19 7AZ
Sun 26

Science on Sundays – Cambridge University Botanic Garden

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
1 Brookside
Cambridge CB2 1JE
Sun 26

National Gardens Scheme (NGS) Open Day – Great Comp Garden

March 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Great Comp Garden
Comp Lane, Platt,
Sevenoaks, TN15 8QS
Sun 26

Mother’s Day – The Dorothy Clive Garden

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Dorothy Clive Garden
Nr Market Drayton TF9 4EU
Mon 27

Chiswick House Camellia Show

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chiswick House and Gardens
Burlington Lane
London W4 2RP

Gardens to Visit News

Botanical Boost

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…

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BBC’s Peter Gibbs to open North Wales Festival of Gardens 2017

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…

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2017 North Wales Festival of Gardens

The brochure for the 2017 Festival is now available for download – click here

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Festival Of Gardens 2017 in brief

Glaslyn Osprey

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.

To find out the very latest follow this link

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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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.

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Cornus controversa 'Variegata'
Cornus controversa 'Variegata'

"Here was a Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’ with its bright red buds beginning to swell, a sure sign that spring could not be too far away ..."

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.

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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.