With its long history of horticulture, Europe features some of the world’s most spectacular formal gardens. No matter which corner of the continent you’re in, there’s a wealth of gardens to choose from — to help you pick the next one you’re going to visit, here’s our pick of four must-see European gardens. Kew Gardens, London, UK Image — Licence London’s Royal Botanical Gardens, also known as Kew Gardens, features more than 30,000 different species of plants across its 300 […]
Monies raised from garden openings has enabled the National Gardens Scheme to donate over £2 million to its beneficiaries each year. More than £20 million has been donated to charity since the National Gardens Scheme began in 1927. The Yellow Book lists county by county the gardens that open for the National Gardens Scheme. Each county has a diary section listing all the days when fine, mostly private, gardens open their gates to the public to raise money for charity. […]
Tatton Park is an estate in Cheshire not far from Altrincham and Hale, being just off the M6 and M56 it is conveniently situated for most of the country. The centre of the estate is a Neo-Classical Mansion set in 50 acres of landscaped gardens surrounded by 1,000 acres of deer park. Within the estate is a Tudor Old Hall and a rare-breed farm as well as a restaurant, shops, playground and educational facilities. Each year Tatton hold a number […]
Walking down the bustling streets of London, it’s hard to find somewhere to take time out for yourself. However, thanks to the Victorians, London is filled with scenic garden squares, ideal for those who want to enjoy a peaceful lunch or take a break from city life. The Victorian era is more commonly known for the Industrial Revolution. However, it was also a time where popularity and interest in gardening grew. For the first time, authorities made a conscious effort […]
This Easter Monday I spent several lovely hours at Bluebell Cottage Gardens and Nursery. Bluebell Cottage and Nursery is run by Sue and Dave Beesley and is in a wonderful part of Cheshire surrounded by beautiful countryside with a canal running alongside. The 1.5 acre cottage garden was open under the National Gardens Scheme on this particular day, and will be again on August bank holiday if you wish to support the scheme. If you can’t make it in August the garden is […]
Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres and is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range.