Gardens to Visit 2018
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Batsford Arboretum predict a spectacular autumn thanks to extreme weather Staff at Batsford are gearing up for outstanding autumn colour at the 56 acre arboretum near Moreton-in-Marsh in Gloucestershire. Home to one of the largest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country, Batsford Arboretum is famed for putting on a show-stopping display of…Read More
National Botanic is No 1 say readers of Garden News The National Botanic Garden of Wales have been named the favourite visitor garden in Wales by readers of Garden News magazine.Throughout the summer, Garden News readers took part in a poll to find the Best 100 Gardens across the whole of the UK, with the…Read More
We have two fantastic evenings planned with local tree consultant Clive Mayhew on 14th and 15th October. Join us then for a glass of fizz or wine and a guided stroll around the garden, which will be followed by a delicious supper and a fascinating talk by Clive. Based in East Sussex, Clive is an…Read More
Autumn in the Gardens of Snowdonia and North Wales -
22nd - 26th October 2018
A spectacular autumn tour of the beautiful gardens of Snowdonia and North Wales led by garden writer and broadcaster Tony Russell.
This is the time of year when the gardens are full of vibrant leaf colours from the many plants that thrive here, including Japanese maples, decidious azaleas, beeches and oaks. During the tour you will visit some of the finest gardens within the region. In each garden you will learn about the history, design and plant collections, as well as autumn colour at its best.
Gardens to be visited include, Nanhoron, Portmeirion, Plas Brondanw, Bodnant, Plas Cadnant, Aber Artro and Plas yn Rhiw. A tour of the gardens at Plas Tan y Bwlch will also be included.
The architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, is probably best known for his creation of the 'Italianate' village of Portmeirion on the north-west coast of Wales. A fantasy landscape, visited by hundreds of thousands of people each year ...
Less well-known is Sir Clough's ancestral home and garden at Plas Brondanw. Here, long before he embarked on Portmeirion, Sir Clough created one of the finest 'Arts & Crafts' gardens in Britain.
In recent years there has been a trend for stately homes, castles and other historical properties to restore their gardens in an attempt to reach a wider audience and encourage more visitors. Where no such previous garden existed, undeterred, property owners and managers have ploughed ahead with new garden designs and creations, with rather mixed results it has to be said. So, it is pleasing to visit Arundel Castle (a property which in 2006 did not even warrant a mention in the Daily Telegraph’s Good Gardens Guide) and be able to say that the new garden created here in the past few years has turned Arundel into one of best gardens to visit in the south-east of England.
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
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.