Gardens to Visit 2017
Great Gardens to Visit 2017, which has just been published, features over 100 beautiful gardens right across the UK. Plan all your garden visits for 2017 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 of £8.00, please visit our brand new Book Shop
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.
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.
Gardens to Visit News
Helmingham Hall in Suffolk has been crowned the winner of the 2017 Historic Houses Association (HHA) Garden of the Year Award, sponsored by Christie’s. This prestigious national award, presented annually since 1984, is designed to recognise the importance of some of the country’s most spectacular gardens with outstanding horticultural and public appeal. The Award is…Read More
We are all on countdown here at Lullingstone, with only one week to go until we welcome visitors for the new 2017 season – April Fools’ Day! We have lots of new discoveries for everyone to enjoy in The World Garden, with ‘orchis’ showcasing floral delights and our new woodland walk all ready to be…Read More
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens are delighted to announce that restoration work following the damage caused by Storm Eva on Boxing Day 2015 is nearing completion. We will be opening for the season from Sunday 2nd April with newly restored areas open to the public. Owner Anthony Tavernor said: ‘It has been a challenging time following…Read More
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…Read More
Springtime in Snowdonia
Springtime in the Gardens of Snowdonia and North Wales. 1-5 May, 2017
Price from: £380.00 - £420.00
A fascinating springtime course on the gardens of Snowdonia and North Wales led by gardens expert Tony Russell.
Gardens visited will be chosen from the following, dependent on season, flowering and weather conditions. Aber Artro, Bodnant, Nanhoron, Plas Brondanw, Plas Cadnant, Plas Tan y Bwlch, Plas Yn Rhiw and Portmeirion'.
Seasonal Garden Gallery
New Apprenticeships announced at the National Botanic Garden of Wales
Pashley Manor Tulip Festival starts Friday 21 April. Photo by Kate Wilson
Festival Of Gardens 2017 in brief
Until now however, the gardens of Snowdonia and North Wales have not been so well known and yet within the region there is a stunning collection of world-class gardens to be discovered; gardens which thrive because their westerly location allows them to benefit from the warmth and moisture of the Gulf Stream. Frosts are rarely hard and droughts seldom long, particularly in the coastal regions, making it an ideal place to grow plants collected from every corner of the world.
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 ...
Hello everyone, how are you? Did you have a good February?
I have started the year off quite well, working for my clients, when the weather has permitted! On the south coast, we have had a real mixture of weather either very cold days and nights or incredible temperatures, sometimes as high as 16° during the day. This weather has well and truly confused our plants and also brought on an abundance of weeds or as some of us like to say 'plants growing in the wrong place'.
So, what are the jobs we should be getting on with in the garden now that spring is here? Well, as I mentioned above, the weeds are starting to grow in abundance. If your weeds are very small, it is a good idea to hoe your borders, but if they have really put on some growth, then get your favourite border fork or larger and dig them right out. This is also the time of year where mulching your borders is a good idea. This will help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and also makes the border look attractive.
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.
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.
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.