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November 2017



Garden of the Month


An Eighteenth Century Landscape Garden

November 2017

Garden Feature of the Month

Bodnant Garden

November 2017

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Gardens to Visit 2017

Gardens to Visit 2017

Celebrating Britain's Glorious Gardens - Available Now

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King John’s Nursery Christmas Fair – 25th November

The Christmas Fair at King John’s Nursery, Sussex with a wide range of stalls, music, food and fun 25th November 10.00am – 4.00pm  

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Happy Holly helps mark a membership milestone …

… at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. There was a big surprise for Holly Cook when she bought an annual ticket to the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Holly’s purchase was a milestone moment for the Carmarthenshire attraction: it was the 10,000th membership sold since they opened in May 2000. So, Botanic Garden bosses decided…

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Petals produce a ‘blue halo’ that helps bees to find flowers

Latest research using plants from Cambridge University Botanic Garden’s plant collection has found that several common flower species have nanoscale ridges on the surface of their petals that meddle with light when viewed from certain angles. These nanostructures scatter light particles in the blue to ultraviolet colour spectrum, generating a subtle effect that scientists have…

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International Garden Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year returns to Cambridge University Botanic Garden, 1 November – 21 December 2017. Cambridge University Botanic Garden is delighted to host the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) exhibition. A collection of winning images from its 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition will be on display in the Autumn Garden.…

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Gardens to Visit 2017

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The RHS Wisley Christmas Shop

November 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
RHS Wisley
RHS Wisley
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Wed 22

Christmas Craft Fair – RHS Wisley

November 22 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
RHS Wisley
RHS Wisley
Woking GU23 6QB
Wed 22

International Garden Photographer of the Year

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
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Cambridge CB2 1JE
Wed 22

Bowood Christmas Extravaganza

November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Seasonal Garden Gallery

The Lower Lake at The Dingle

Cornus florida 'Rainbow'

Plas Tan y Bwlch, Snowdonia

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire

Brobury House Garden - Autumn in Herefordshire

Bodnant - Garden Feature

Positioned high above the River Conwy on ground that slopes to the west, there are few gardens in Britain that can rival the vistas found at Bodnant. On a fine day the views beyond Himalayan magnolias and American conifers to the hazy blue mountain ridges of Snowdoniana, are truly sublime.

The garden covers 80-acres (32-hectares) and owes its beginning to Henry David Pochin who bought the estate in 1874. It was Pochin who in 1882 planted one of Bodnant’s most famous features, the 180-feet-long (55-metre) Laburnum Arch.

After Pochin’s death in 1895 his daughter Laura inherited the estate ... Read More

Festival of Gardens

The 2017 Festival has now finished but the beautiful gardens are still open and look magnificent.

Many thanks to all the gardens who took part, all the team who put the festival together and, most of all, to everyone who attended the Festival.

Find out more about the gardens by downloading the 2017 brochure

Autumn Falls at Batsford

Batsford is a fine garden to visit in spring, however the autumn leaf colours are also magnificent.

Situated alongside the arboretum is the Batsford Falconry Centre with daily flying demonstrations. Read the full feature

gift fair

The November Garden Gift Fair

Chocolate gifts, jewellery, handbags, scarves, children’s books and a warming festive tipple - you’ll find all this and more at the National Botanic Garden Gift Fair on Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5.

Also among this special selection of local stallholders, you will find delicious tasters from Bee Dazzled and So Sweet Couture, plus items from up-and-coming designers such as Laura Elizabeth Davies and Anna Palamar.

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.

Discover Britain's Gardens

Discover Britain's Gardens Magazine

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

The July - September 2017 edition is now available.

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

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.