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Archive for the ‘Gardens Of The Month’ Category

Swiss Garden - Old Warden - Biggleswade

By admin On December 9, 2008 No Comments

Nine acre garden said to have been created in the early 19th century for the Swiss mistress of the third Lord Ongley. Leased by Bedfordshire County Council in 1979 after long years of neglect, it has since been restored.

Dotted with footbridges, interlinking ponds, ironwork bridges and tiny Swiss cottages.

Romantic design with daffodils, rambling ponds, rhododendrons, azaleas and spring flowering shrubs.

Cedar of Lebanon, largest Arolla pines in England, 150 year old pieris, variegated sweet chestnut.

Grotto and fernery.

Further 10 acre native woodland with picnic area by the lake.

Hever Castle

By admin On September 25, 2008 No Comments

Discover 700 years of history at this romantic 13th century double moated castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, set in the heart of the Kent countryside. Explore this quintessential English garden with glorious formal and natural landscape. Wander down the topiary walk through pergolas of roses, climbing shrubs and perennial planting into the Italian gardens filled with magnificent classical statuary. Absorb the delightful scent that pervades in the walled rose garden and walk along the herbaceous border, a wonderful paintbox of colour. Enjoy the 38 acres boating lake, yew and water mazes, cascades and fountains.

RHS Garden Wisley

By admin On September 18, 2008 No Comments

RHS Garden at Wisley is a garden for every season. Spring starts the year with blossom and swathes of bulbs and leads into the vibrant rhododendrons and azaleas.

Fabulous walled gardens, rose gardens, country garden and mixed border are all at their best in summer. Luscious fruit and vegetable gardens, together with model gardens, demonstrate what can be done with smaller gardens. Autumn and winter are no less interesting with wonderful foliage, bark and stems throughout the garden. Plus there’s a chance to warm up in the amazing new glasshouse, full of exotic delights from around the world.

Nymans Gardens

By admin On September 18, 2008 No Comments

One of the great 20th century gardens set around a romantic house and ruins in a beautiful wooded estate. Open all year round, Nymans garden is not just a summer garden. Enjoy the colour of autumn and the peace of winter as golden leaves fall away and winter flowers emerge. Wander through swathes of white snowdrops, hellebores and then daffodils whilst early flowering camellia, magnolia and rhododendron complement the colour of witch hazel and the

scent of daphne.

Waterperry Gardens

By admin On September 18, 2008 No Comments

Waterperry Gardens covers eight acres of inspirational landscaped gardens featuring rose, alpine and formal knot gardens, a water lily canal, a riverside walk and one of the finest purely herbaceous borders in the country. This beautiful estate in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside also has a quality plant centre, art gallery, teashop and museum and is famous for apple juice produced from their own orchards. Gardening courses are also available and there’s a full programme of annual events including outdoor theatre and gardening workshops.