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French Rivers and Gardens Cruise

French Rivers and Gardens Cruise with garden writer and broadcaster Tony Russell 6th September 2019, 9 nights from only £1399pp Monet’s House & Garden and the Botanical Gardens of Cornouaille and the charming city of Quimper Download the cruise details

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Evenings with Trees at King John’s Nursery

We have two fantastic evenings planned with local tree consultant Clive Mayhew on 14th and 15th October. Join us then for a glass of fizz or wine and a guided stroll around the garden, which will be followed by a delicious supper and a fascinating talk by Clive. Based in East Sussex, Clive is an…

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The Garden at Miserden Wins Historic Houses Garden of the Year Award

The Garden at Miserden, located in the Cotswolds, is delighted to have won the Historic Houses Garden of the Year Award.  This prestigious national award, sponsored by Christie’s, recognises the importance of the country’s most spectacular historic gardens. The romantic country garden, which dates back to the 17th Century, received the highest number of votes…

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Something wonderful at Borde Hill

Emmenopterys henryi, a deciduous tree that’s native to central and south-western China, planted in 1928 at Borde Hill in Haywards Heath, is about to burst into a mass of bloom thanks to an exceptionally cold winter followed by one of the hottest summers on record. Described by the great Edwardian plant hunter EH Wilson as…

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Emmenopterys henryi flowers at Batsford Arboretum

Excitement is building at Batsford Arboretum in Gloucestershire as a 25-year-old specimen of Emmenopterys henryi, a highly rare tree originating from China, is coming into flower for the first time at the Arboretum, and only the 6th time ever in the UK for the species. The first Emmenopterys to flower in the West was at…

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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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