Gardens to Visit Abbotsbury

Garden of the Month

April 2016

Dorset

Abbotsbury in the Spring

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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RHODODENDRON FARGESII

April 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

Mon 02

Artist in the Garden – Sarah Key – Plas Cadnant

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens Cadnant Road Menai Bridge LL59 5NH Organiser: Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens 01248 717174
Tue 03

Music in the Garden – Plas Cadnant

May 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens Cadnant Road Menai Bridge LL59 5NH Organiser: Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens 01248 717174
Wed 04

Wild Words Writing Workshop – Batsford Arboretum

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Batsford Arboretum Batsford Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9QB Organiser: Batsford Arboretum 01386 701441
Wed 04

Music in the Garden – Plas Cadnant

May 4 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens Cadnant Road Menai Bridge LL59 5NH Organiser: Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens 01248 717174
Wed 11

Music in the Garden – Plas Cadnant

May 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens Cadnant Road Menai Bridge LL59 5NH Organiser: Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens 01248 717174
Wed 11

Geology Trail – Plas Cadnant

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens Cadnant Road Menai Bridge LL59 5NH Organiser: Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens 01248 717174

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

Crocus at Wisley
Crocus at Wisley

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.

Each month there will be a new posting from me, which hopefully you will find both useful and enjoyable. For the moment however, let me introduce myself ...

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Sue's April Jottings

Welcome back everyone.  How did you get on in March?  Was it warm enough for you to venture out into your garden? The weather is certainly starting to get warmer down here in Sussex, but the nights are still very cold.  I think that I shall wait a little while longer before daring to plant out any bedding plants.

I have an Acer (Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’) in a pot, and it had been in the same pot for a number of years and had started to become somewhat root bound.  I had already decided that placing it into a larger pot wasn’t an option because I can lift and move the existing pot and if I pot up into a larger pot, I am going to struggle to move it.  I also like the pot it is currently in. So, to keep it in its existing pot, I had to get it out and root prune it.  Root pruning is a tried and tested technique and one used in Japanese temple gardens for centuries. The getting it out of the pot sounds easier than in practice.

Read the full April Jottings

An unwanted guest

Allium triquetrum 366

Allium triquetrum is incredibly invasive and causes a lot of problems in the garden.

Find out how to remove it!

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.