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Garden of the Month

Pashley Manor

East Sussex

‘In mid-summer roses take centre stage’

Image of the Month

Dyffryn Fernant

"This is the very best of Atlantic coast garden making"

June 2018

Garden Feature of the Month

Gardens to Visit 2018

Celebrating Britain's Glorious Gardens - Available Now.

Gardens to Visit News

Plas Cadnant – Old Herbaceous

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a performance of Old Herbaceous on Saturday 21st July at 6.15pm with a Summer buffet supper will be served during the interval. Garden gates open 5pm with the open-air performance starting at 6.15pm (undercover if wet). Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”, Old Herbaceous…

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Rose Celebration Weeks – Borde Hill

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Borde Hill Garden
Borde Hill Lane
Haywards Heath RH16 1XP
Fri 22

Spetchley Park – Bug Trail

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Spetchley Park
Spetchley
Worcester WR5 1RS
Sat 23

Rose Celebration Weeks – Borde Hill

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Borde Hill Garden
Borde Hill Lane
Haywards Heath RH16 1XP
Sat 23

Spetchley Park – Bug Trail

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Spetchley Park
Spetchley
Worcester WR5 1RS

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Seasonal Garden Gallery

Cowbridge Physic Garden - Vale of Glamorgan

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

Bodrhyddan Hall - The Lake

Displays of spring flowers at Misarden Park in Gloucestershire

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.

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Kiftsgate Court - Gloucestershire

Ask most gardeners what the name ‘Kiftsgate’ brings to mind and you will probably be told a rose – a very vigorous rose.  For ‘Kiftsgate’ is a named cultivar of Rosa filipes, an aggressive but deliciously scented rambling rose, first named at Kiftsgate Court in 1951. However, Kiftsgate is far more than just one rose, it is a remarkable garden, created, developed and maintained by three generations of lady gardeners from the same family.

Heather Muir began work on the garden in 1920, creating a whole series of gardens and borders around the house, within which she paid particular attention to colour.

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Leonardslee Used with thanks © Sue Liassides, 2018

Leonardslee Used with thanks © Sue Liassides, 2018

Leonardslee Used with thanks © Sue Liassides, 2018

Leonardslee Used with thanks © Sue Liassides, 2018

Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens – Reopens January 2019

On a damp and rainy Thursday 24th May, I had the privilege to visit Leonardslee Gardens as part of the spring press preview.  To step back into the gardens was truly magical.  I last visited these gardens in 2010, just before the estate was put up for sale. The gardens are now owned by Penny…

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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 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.