Gardens to Visit 2016
Celebrating Britain's Glorious Gardens
All you need to plan your garden visits in 2016
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 left 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.
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Plas Cadnant is a magical place which has been seriously damaged in the current flooding. The historical walled garden has been "devastated" by floods which have washed away a 200-year-old wall and rare plants, its owner has said. Anthony Tavernor has been restoring Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, near Menai Bridge, on Anglesey for 20 years, describing it as his life's project.
But after days of heavy rain, a "tidal wave" of flood water swept through the garden in the early hours of Saturday.
Plas Cadnant will be open at Easter
Gardens to Visit 2016
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.
Discover Britain's Gardens
Discover Britain's Gardens is currently a seasonal magazine which is published four times a year. The January - March 2016 edition is just published and includes articles on gardens the length and breadth of Great Britain.
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.
Each month there will be a new posting from me, which hopefully you will find both useful and enjoyable. For the moment however, let me introduce myself; Having spent five years studying horticulture and garden design, I set up my own garden maintenance and garden design business in Sussex in 2007. Still going strong to this day, I have also combined it with working for a variety of organisations and gardens including the National Trust at Nymans and the Wyevale Garden centre group. I simply love plants, gardens and gardening and cannot think of a better way to earn a living and ... not wishing to 'blow my own trumpet', I think it's fair to say I know a good garden, or plant when I see it and have a pretty good eye when it comes to garden design, colour, form and texture.
How did you get on in your garden in January? Well, despite the wet weather I did manage to get into my garden for a bit, to tidy up leaves and to pick out a few over-wintering weeds, but mainly to plan what I would like my garden to look like in this coming year. I find it's a good idea to get wrapped up and go and sit in the garden with a notepad and pen/pencil. Then, have a good look at what is growing there, maybe take some photographs and just ask yourself a few questions, such as ... do your plants still look good where they are? Have any outgrown their space? Could some do with a bit of complementary companion planting? Maybe it's time for some to be lifted and divided or re-potted. Are there any that you are not in love with as much as you used to be and so perhaps need to be taken out?
Planning for the coming garden year in this way is great fun, inspiring and will keep you busy at what can be a relatively quiet time of the year.
Now, I am going to talk about weeds ... yes ... weeds! We all know that common saying "a weed is just a plant growing in the wrong place" but this year it has been such a mild winter, particularly in England and Wales that some weeds have not gone into full dormancy and have simply carried on growing! With spring coming up, all plants are soon going to start growing with vigour, including weeds, so I just wanted to talk about a couple of the pernicious type of weeds commonly found in our gardens and how best to eradicate them.
Gardener, Garden Designer & Writer
A compact evergreen shrub native to Asia
An unexpected and charming garden
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.
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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.
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