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Garden of the Month

Festival of Gardens North Wales

Saturday May 28 – Sunday June 5 2016

Set within some of the finest mountain, lake and coastal scenery in Britain

Visit the Festival of Gardens North Wales

Gardens to Visit 2016

Celebrating Britain's Glorious Gardens

All you need to plan your garden visits in 2016

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Image of the Month

Image of the Month

Plas Tan y Bwlch Gardens Snowdonia

Largest Pocket handkerchief tree Davidia involucrata in Wales

May 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 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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New Festival of Gardens Video

The male osprey (Aran) returned to the Glaslyn nest from his winter migration in Africa on the evening of April 12th.

Mating with the Glaslyn female has already begun, so expect osprey chicks in the Glaslyn valley this summer! Come and see!

Please do visit their website where there is a 24 hour live stream of the nest.

Aran, the Glaslyn Osprey is back!

The male osprey (Aran) returned to the Glaslyn nest from his winter migration in Africa on the evening of April 12th. Mating with the Glaslyn female has already begun, so expect osprey chicks in the Glaslyn valley this summer! Come and see!

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Festival of Gardens North Wales

The Festival of Gardens North Wales brochure has published and is available to download. There are nearly a hundred events during the festival which runs from Saturday May 28th to Sunday June 5th 2016.

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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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British Isles, Honfleur & the Isles of Scilly ¦ 6-15 July 2016

Discover the beauty and heritage of some of the remoter parts of the British Isles and France, including Dublin and charming Honfleur, with Tony Russell, broadcaster, tree expert and former head forester at Westonbirt Arboretum. Experience a feast of horticultural gems with visits to the terraced sub-tropical Abbey Gardens at Tresco and the romantic riverside…

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Garden Events

Sat 28

Falconry Display and Hawk Walks

May 28
High Beeches Gardens High Beeches Gardens Handcross RH17 6HQ Organiser: High Beeches Gardens 01444 400589
Sat 28

Children’s Treasure Trail

May 28
The Dingle Garden Frochas Nr. Welshpool SY21 9JD Organiser: The Dingle Garden 01938 555145
Sat 28

Photography competition for adults and children

May 28
The Dingle Garden Frochas Nr. Welshpool SY21 9JD Organiser: The Dingle Garden 01938 555145
Sat 28

Treasure hunt for children

May 28
Caerau Uchaf Gardens Sarnau Bala LL23 7LG Organiser: Caerau Uchaf Gardens 01678 530493
Sat 28

Family garden trail

May 28
Erddig Hall Erddig Wrexham LL13 0YT Organiser: Erddig Hall 01978 355314
Sat 28

Steam Days

May 28
Penrhyn Castle Bangor LL57 4HT Organiser: Penrhyn Castle 01248 353084

Discover Britain's Gardens

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Discover Britain's Gardens is currently a seasonal magazine which is published four times a year.

The April - June 2016 edition is just published and features the new Snowdonia & North Wales Garden Festival.

Gardens featured include Bodenham Arboretum & Woodland Trust, Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye & Green Island Gardens.

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

Read a sample Article on Benington Lordship Garden

Glendurgan
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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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During April, I travelled to Cornwall to visit gardens. One of the gardens I visited was at Caerhays Castle. Caerhays holds the NCCPG (Plant Heritage) National Collection of Magnolias and there are over 450 in the grounds. My favourite Magnolia on the day was Magnolia 'Tropicana' (Magnolia acuminata 'Fertile Myrtle' x Magnolia sprengeri 'Diva'). The flowers are a beautiful blend of lime greens and cream...perfect. Have a look at the photograph. As Cornwall is full of amazing plants, this month I am choosing two 'Plants of the Month' ...probably greedy of me I know, but I just have to tell you about Acer tegmentosum. It's a very unusual Asian maple, with lime green bark streaked with white...visually, a truly stunning tree. I have this on my list of 'must have' plants and the hybrid to go for is called 'White Tigress'.

So, I have already mentioned Caerhays Castle...such a beautiful place to visit and if you love Magnolias, you must make this one of your 2017 spring garden visits.

Read the full May Jottings

Trebah

Trebah April 2016

Trebah is a privately owned, 26 acre, sub-tropical paradise garden.  Of all the gardens I visited, I fell in love with this one and it is definitely one of my favourite gardens.  Round every corner and down every footpath there is something which is guaranteed to take your breath away.

Find out about Trebah

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.