The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Garden of the Month

Castle Kennedy

Dumfries and Galloway

‘one of the showpieces of Galloway’

Image of the Month

Rose & Tulip Borders

Abbey House Gardens

May 2018

Garden Feature of the Month

Gardens to Visit 2018

Celebrating Britain's Glorious Gardens - Available Now.

Gardens to Visit News

Spring Walk and Talk – Dyffryn Fernant Garden

Join Christina Shand, the creator of the garden, for an intimate look at Dyffryn Fernant in Spring. Meet in the library for refreshments, then during a walk Christina will highlight the best seasonal plants and discuss how she grows them in the garden’s challenging environments. RHS Members £8, non-members £10 (book on 01348 811282 or…

Read More

Medicines in May – National Botanic Garden of Wales

Plants with a medicinal use will be the focus of Medicines in May, a weekend event at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Friday 18th-Sunday 20th of May. A new Apothecary’s Garden will open that weekend, packed full of medicinal plants that have been used to treat all the systems of our body, from…

Read More

National Botanic Garden of Wales registers a world first for Wales

The National Botanic Garden of Wales has received a global seal of approval for science and horticultural excellence. At the European Congress on Botanic Gardens in Lisbon, Portugal, (May 8th 2018), the Carmarthenshire attraction was one of the first six in the world to earn special accreditation from Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI). Director of…

Read More

Festival of Plants – Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Festival of Plants – Saturday 19 May 2018, 10am – 5pm Family activities ∙ Free guided Garden tours ∙ Ask-the-Gardener Set in the Garden’s 40 acres, the Festival of Plants celebrates the wonder of plants. Enjoy themed, free, guided tours including behind-the-scenes of the Reserve and Experimental Glasshouses; meet University scientists at pop-up family-friendly interactive plant…

Read More

Spring blossom bursts into life at Batsford Arboretum

After a particularly cold start to the spring, the magnificent Cherry and Magnolia collections at Batsford Arboretum are bursting into life thanks to the much-anticipated arrival of warm weather. Batsford holds the National Collection of Prunus (Sato-Zakura group) cherries – with around 120 trees in clusters around the 56 acre arboretum – and is home…

Read More

Facebook Posts

Fri 25

Pelargoniums in the Glasshouse – RHS Wisley

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
RHS Wisley
RHS Wisley
Woking GU23 6QB
Sat 26

Family Gardening Festival ‘Get set grow’ and May Half Term – RHS Wisley

May 26 @ 10:00 am - June 3 @ 5:30 pm
RHS Wisley
RHS Wisley
Woking GU23 6QB
Sun 27

Medieval Magic – Lullingstone Castle

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lullingstone Castle
Eynsford DA4 0JA
Mon 28

Medieval Magic – Lullingstone Castle

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lullingstone Castle
Eynsford DA4 0JA

Buy Gardens to Visit 2018

Gardens to Visit 2018

Gardens to Visit 2018


Seasonal Garden Gallery

Borde Hill Paradise Walk Used with thanks© John Glover, 2016

Bodrhyddan Hall - The Lake

Displays of spring flowers at Misarden Park in Gloucestershire

Early spring in Shakespeare's Birthplace Gardens in Warwickshire

Spetchley Park, Worcestershire, in spring

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.

Download details of the Spring & Autumn Holidays

Sir Clough Williams-Ellis

A New Talk by Tony Russell

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.

Find out more

Castle Hill - Devon

Situated in the rolling hills of North Devon is Castle Hill, the estate of the Earl and Countess of Arran. At the heart of the estate, nestling in a broad horseshoe of low hills, is an elegant Palladian house originally built in 1730 for the 1stEarl of Fortescue, a direct ancestor of the current Earl and Countess.

Sweeping away from the house, a stunning eighteenth century Grade I Listed landscape garden and park has changed little since its creation. A series of grass terraces, statuary and close-clipped columnar Irish yews Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’ flow down to a tributary of the River Mole, along which are several carefully positioned lakes and cascades.

Read More

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 for Groups is published four times a year.

Download a free sample copy

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.