Garden of the Month - Hidcote

Garden of the Month

August 2016


Hidcote Manor Garden

Image of the Month - Aberglasney

Image of the Month

Aberglasney - Llangathen, Carmarthenshire

The new woodland garden at Aberglasney is alive with colour all summer long.

August 2016

Gardens to Visit 2016

Celebrating Britain's Glorious Gardens

All you need to plan your garden visits in 2016

Available Now

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.

Select your Garden

Festival Of Gardens 2016

Glaslyn Wildlife

You can watch the amazing webcam where there is a 24 hour live stream of the Osprey's nest.

The two chicks are flourishing.

Gardens to Visit News

Osprey Update August 22

Flying the nest! Both chicks W7 (female) and W8 (male) are growing and feeding well and it will not be long before they are both migrating southwards to Africa for the winter. Their mother will probably head south in the next few days, and Aran the father will be the last to migrate, waiting to…

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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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Garden Events

Sat 27

The Big Batsford Bug Hunt!

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Batsford Arboretum Batsford Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9QB Organiser: Batsford Arboretum 01386 701441
Sat 27

Best ever Sculpture Exhibition – Borde Hill

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Borde Hill Garden Borde Hill Lane Haywards Heath RH16 1XP Organiser: Borde Hill Garden 01444 450326
Sun 28

The Big Batsford Bug Hunt!

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Batsford Arboretum Batsford Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9QB Organiser: Batsford Arboretum 01386 701441
Sun 28

Best ever Sculpture Exhibition – Borde Hill

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Borde Hill Garden Borde Hill Lane Haywards Heath RH16 1XP Organiser: Borde Hill Garden 01444 450326
Mon 29

The Big Batsford Bug Hunt!

August 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Batsford Arboretum Batsford Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9QB Organiser: Batsford Arboretum 01386 701441
Mon 29

Best ever Sculpture Exhibition – Borde Hill

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Borde Hill Garden Borde Hill Lane Haywards Heath RH16 1XP Organiser: Borde Hill Garden 01444 450326

Discover Britain's Gardens

Discover Britain's Garden's Cover July 2016

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

The July - September 2016 edition is just published. gardens visited include Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Hole Park Gardens and Mill Dene Gardens

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

Read a sample Article on Benington Lordship Garden

great dixter
Great Dixter ... for great inspiration, in planting styles and planting combinations.

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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Welcome back everyone. How did you get on in July? Did you manage to get out and about and visit some gardens, or has work on your own garden taken up all of your time; perhaps you managed to do both?

I have certainly been kept busy in my own garden and those of my clients, but I also managed to fit in a couple of lovely garden visits, which I will tell you about a little later.

So what are the things which keep us busy in our own gardens at this time of year? Well, now is a good time to trim Lavenders (after flowering) which will stop them becoming too leggy and help to keep them nice and compact. You can also prune climbing and rambling roses once they have finished flowering ...

Read more here including visits to Pashley Manor & Great Dixter

Sue's Photo of the Month

Gardens to Visit - Pashley Manor
Pashley Manor July 2016

"Pashley Manor is a beautiful Grade 1 listed Tudor house. The property is surrounded by a 10-acre garden, which is delightful, with romantic landscaping, fountains and ponds and artistic planting, all sheltered by some very old trees. The garden first opened its doors to the public in 1992 after renovation and assistance from the late Anthony de Gard Pasley. Today the garden is quite breath-taking ..."

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



Price £15.99 including P & P.

To order your copy - personally signed by the author - simply email

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.