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Rhododendron Flowers

Waterperry Gardens

February 2018

Garden of the Month

Chiswick House

Camellia Show  

22nd February 2018 - 25th March 2018

Garden Feature of the Month

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

February 2018

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Courses at King John’s Nursery

5 Week Courses, in small groups, run by ACRES (Adult College for Rural East Sussex) Fruit & vegetable growing made easy Tuesdays 10 – 12.30 Start 20th Feb £90 Spring Crafts Fridays 10 – 12 starts 23rd Feb £75 Painting & drawing flowers by the season Thursdays 10 – 12 starts 1 March £75 Venue: King…

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Chiswick House Camellia Competition

For the first time Chiswick House and Gardens are holding a Camellia Competition at their annual Camellia Show Participants are warmly invited to take part in the first ever Chiswick House Camellia Competition, in association with the International Camellia Society (UK). The competition will take place on Saturday 10th March in the Grade 1 listed…

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Erddig hosts BBC Antiques Roadshow

Fiona Bruce and the team of Antiques Roadshow experts will be waiting to welcome you, so dust off your family heirlooms and dig out those car boot bargains and bring them along for free advice and valuations to visitors Last year, the programme celebrated four decades on the road with some truly amazing finds, as…

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Swathes of snowdrops at beautiful Batsford Arboretum

Visitors to Batsford Arboretum, near Moreton in Marsh, are being treated to a magnificent display of snowdrops this month, marking the start of a spring-flowering bulb extravaganza. Each year, the display of snowdrops gets more and more impressive and this year Head Gardener Matthew Hall and his team of gardeners have planted a further 8,000…

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A new Magnolia Grove – Borde Hill

A new Magnolia Grove will mark the 125th anniversary of one of the most important plantsman and collectors gardens in the South East. Borde Hill near Haywards Heath in West Sussex was purchased in 1893 by Colonel Stephenson Robert Clarke with the express intention of creating a magnificent garden from seeds gathered by the great…

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Winter Walk – RHS Wisley

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Orchid Show – Cambridge University Botanic Garden

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Seasonal Garden Gallery

Magnolia sprengeri - Trewithen Gardens

Camellia 'Chandleri Elegans'

Snowdrops at Batsford Arboretum

A Spring walk at Abbotsbury

Camellia 'Cornish Snow' - Bowood

Garden Holidays in Snowdonia

Springtime in the Gardens of Snowdonia and North Wales, 14th - 18th May 2018

A magical springtime 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 overflowing with
colour from flowering magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas.

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Magnificent Magnolias

Enjoy a magnolia talk at Borde Hill given by RHS Vice President and leading horticulturalist Jim Gardiner.

Drawing from his remarkable experience of working for the RHS and his passion for magnolias, Jim will advise on the best varieties to grow whilst giving tips on planting and caring for them. Following the talk, enjoy a private tour of the Garden during which Jim will unveil a new ‘Gardiner Grove’ planted with specimen magnolias and birches to mark the 125th anniversary of the purchase of Borde Hill by Colonel Stephenson R Clarke in 1893.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Spring flowering starts early in Cornwall and nowhere more so than at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, where camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons are in full bloom from February.

In the 19th and early 20th century Heligan was typical of many country estates of that time. Owned by the Tremayne family for 400 years, it comprised of main house, ancillary buildings, barns, stables, mill and estate workers cottages. The land, around 1,000 acres in total (400 hectares), included formal, ornamental and productive gardens with parkland grazing beyond.

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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.

Discover Britain's Gardens

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

The October - December 2017 edition is now available.

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

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.