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Garden of the Month

Hoveton Hall

Norfolk

"July and August see the formal herbaceous and kitchen gardens coming to the fore"

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The Cutting Garden, Arundel Castle

In full bloom

July 2018

Garden Feature of the Month

Gardens to Visit 2018

Celebrating Britain's Glorious Gardens - Available Now.

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Invasion Kent – Napoleonic Re-enactment – Hole Park

Let Battle Commence! Real Gunpowder • Real Horses • Real Family Fun! ‘Invasion Kent’ Saturday 1st September (10am-5pm) Sunday 2nd September (10am-4.30pm) • Battle re-enactments. • Mock skirmishes. • Appearances by renowned Napoleon look-alike. • Audience participation. • Authentic ‘Living History’ village. • Live firing of muskets and cannons. • ‘Training & Recruitment’ for children. • Napoleonic uniforms.…

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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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Fri 20

The Princess and The Giant – Burrow Farm Gardens

July 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Burrow Farm Gardens
Dalwood
Axminster EX13 7ET
Sat 21

Bryngwyn Summer Fayre – 2018

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bryngwyn Hall
Bwlch-y-Cibau
Llanfyllin SY22 5LJ
Sat 21

Old Herbaceous – Plas Cadnant

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens
Cadnant Road
Menai Bridge LL59 5NH

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Seasonal Garden Gallery

High Beeches - Sussex - Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' High Beeches'

Cowbridge Physic Garden - Vale of Glamorgan

Bodrhyddan Hall - The Lake

Garden Holidays in Snowdonia

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.

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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Kilver Court - Somerset

Between the 15th and the 19th centuries, Kilver Court - located in the Somerset market town of Shepton Mallet, flourished as the location for eleven woollen mills. Power for the mills came from the River Sheppey which ran through the grounds and its flow was controlled by a series of mill ponds, dams and weirs.

In the 1850s the Somerset and Dorset railway built a magnificent 317 yard (290m), 27-arched viaduct directly behind the mills. Around this time, Kilver Court was purchased by Ernest Jardine MP, who turned the mills into a ‘model factory’ producing silk and lace.

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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.

 

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