Welcome to the Great Gardens to Visit website
Here you will find all the information you need to plan your visit to hundreds of glorious gardens right across the UK.
To access the gardens, simply click on the gardens tab on the left-hand side of this screen and select the region you are interested in from the drop down menu. Once you have accessed an individual gardens web page, you can link direct to their full website by simply clicking on their website address. The same applies if you wish to email them – simply click on their email address.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the Great Gardens to Visit website.
The Great Gardens to Visit Book
The new 2013 edition of the Great Gardens to Visit book is now available. The retail price in shops is £12.99. Discounted copies are available directly from the publishers at £8.00 including Postage & Packing.
To obtain your copy, simply send your cheque for £8.00 per copy (made out to Publicity Works Ltd) to Gardens to Visit, PO Box 32, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8BF. Books will be sent to you on receipt of your cheque.
NB. Please ensure you include the delivery address for the book in with your cheque when you order.
Great Gardens to Visit – Garden of the Month - Plas Tan Y Bwlch
Set in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park; Plas Tan y Bwlch is a 13 acre picturesque Victorian garden situated in the Vale of Ffestiniog and overlooking the small village of Maentwrog.
Predominantly a woodland garden; the gardens host a large variety Rhododendrons and Azaleas mixed with planting of both native and exotic plants and maintained using wildlife friendly practices.
There is also a large ornamental pond, a sensory garden and a Rhododendron tunnel all of which are overlooked by a large Victorian mansion that is currently run as a study centre by the Snowdonia National Park.
Plas Tan Y Bwlch
Large groups of Rhododendron are currently flowering at Plas Tan Y Bwlch including these magnificent examples of Rhododendron arboreum which are native to the mountain slopes of the lower Himalayas.
This blog post about the recent tour of North Wales’ gardens led by Tony Russell on behalf of Brightwater Holidays has additional photographs and gives an entertaining account of a garden visit based holiday.
New Book by Tony Russell
This is the perfect book for everyone from the age of 8 to 80+ who is simply interested in finding out a little more about the trees which can be seen in streets, parks and gardens right across the UK.
It fits neatly into a pocket and covers over 150 common trees with both words and beautiful digital images portraying features such as leaves, bark, fruits and flowers.
Available from all good bookshops as well as on-line, What’s That Tree? (RRP. £6.99) is sure to become a firm favourite and a valuable asset to the bookshelf.
Discover Britain’s Gardens
The spring edition is just published and includes features on gardens all over Britain, including Sheffield Park in Sussex, Spetchley Park in Worcestershire, Trebah Gardens in Cornwall and Benmore Botanic garden in Scotland.
If you are interested in visiting gardens in 2013 then this is the magazine for you.
Discover Britain’s Gardens is packed with glorious garden photographs, great ideas on gardens to visit, competitions, quizzes and news on forthcoming events.
To find out how to buy the magazine, please click here
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, that gives an enjoyable account of a garden-themed holiday that Tony Russell led.
The Garden Holidays page also has a brief description and links to two companies that Tony Russell works with.
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.
These images are now available for others to use. The pictures are not available elsewhere.
They may be of special value to Magazine Editors, Writers and Journalists in illustrating articles and magazine features.
To find out more details please go here.