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Mount Ephraim Gardens – Apple Sunday

15th September, 11am to 5pm Join us for our last event of our summer season at Mount Ephraim Gardens, Hernhill, ME13 9TX. Apple tours and tastings. Birds of Prey displays at 12.30pm & 2.30pm. Live music from Cloud Nine Jazz on the terrace from 2pm to 4pm. Wine tastings from Chartham Vineyards. Refreshments served from…

Hedgehogs find a Home at Castle Howard

Castle Howard has played host to some exceptional guests in the past; the cast of Brideshead Revisited, indie sensation the Arctic Monkeys and Queen Victoria herself to name just a few, but this year sees the historic house welcome an altogether different kind of guest. Rather spiny with a real wild side and questionable table…

Much Ado About Nothing – Batsford Arboretum

Saturday 22nd June, 6.30 – 8.30pm The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe. Join their all-male troupe at Batsford for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ like none other. In…

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Twelfth Night at King John's Nursery

Join revelers at King John's Nursery for a fantastic production of Twelfth night by Bowler crab productions.

The drama will take place around the dinner table as you a enjoy four course feast.

“There is a subtle magic in the falling of old leaves.”

“There is a subtle magic in the falling of old leaves.” Avijeet Das

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'

Visitors Sunbathing

Winkworth Arboretum




Autumn colours

Autumn colours

RHS Rosemoor

Originally a private garden of eight acres (3.2 hectares) created by Lady Anne Berry over a thirty year period from 1959, Rosemoor is today one of the jewels in the crown of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Lady Anne gave her garden, along with a further 32 acres (13 hectares) of land, to the RHS in 1988. It was the Society’s first regional garden and second only to Wisley - to which the new gardens created since Lady Anne’s time bear a definite similarity.

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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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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.

The Garden Holidays page also has a brief description and links to two companies that Tony Russell works with - Brightwater Holidays & Victoria Travel.

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