The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

National Trust Members 2 for 1 Adult Ticket Offer

23rd September – 2nd October 2017 Borde Hill is pleased to offer National Trust Members a 2 for 1 adult ticket offer between 23 September and 2 October. A perfect opportunity to enjoy the early autumn colour as the air starts to cool and conkers and acorns scatter the ground. It is also a chance…

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A time to share – National Botanic Garden of Wales

Remember, remember: All of September is ‘Members: bring a friend, FREE of charge’ month at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. All month long, your membership card will act as if it has a “plus one” facility attached to it – every single day of September. And there’s plenty to see and do during this…

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Plant Hunters Weekend at Lullingstone Castle

Celebrating the lives of some of Britain’s most intrepid plant hunters, Tom and friends in period dress lead a guided tour of the World Garden at 1.30 – 3.30pm – join at any time! Visitors are offered a unique glimpse into the past to experience an authentic plant hunter’s expedition camp, complete with plant presses,…

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Garden & Health Week – Mill Dene

This week we are opening for Gardens and Health Week under the auspices of the National Garden Scheme, We are hoping to open like this on a regular basis. It is magical watching the effect just sitting in a lovely green environment can have on people recovering from illness or bereavement, or just the unhappier…

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Bristol Botanic Garden – Bee & Pollination Festival

Giant Amazon waterlilies, live hive demonstrations, Bristol beekeepers’ annual ‘honey show’, research displays on pollinator behaviour, nurseries with bee-friendly plants, talks and willow weaving, wildlife exhibits, summer art/science exhibition plus free tours of the Botanic Garden Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September 10am-5pm University of Bristol Botanic Garden

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Dyffryn Fernant ‘Mythos’ – Short Story Competition

Extended Closing Date – Now 17th September 2017 Create your own modern myth with the magical qualities of plants at its core set in the Preseli Pembrokeshire landscape. The prize is a full week in the Bwthyn Bach, the cottage in the garden between 1st November 2017 – 30th March 2018 (exc. 23rd December -7th January)…

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Return of the Titan

Cambridge University Botanic Garden is awaiting the Return of the Titan. One of the two Titan Arums held in the Garden’s collection of plants will very soon produce another huge, magnificent flower along with the noxious smell that accompanies it. Staff at the Botanic Garden are asking Friends and visitors to help name the new…

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Dyffryn Gardens’ Big Book Weekend

Looking for some pool side reading for an upcoming summer holiday? See what literary gems you can discover in Dyffryn Gardens’ Big Book Weekend and help to restore the Great Lawn fountain. The majestic Edwardian gardens and Victorian mansion house of Dyffryn, a National Trust property in the Vale of Glamorgan, provides the perfect fairy-tale…

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Helmingham Hall wins HHA/Christie’s Garden of the Year Award

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…

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