Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire

As a South East of England dweller, I'm accustomed to National Trust properties being over-run with visitors, car-parks bursting at the seams and having to wait for a table in a tea room. Not so in quieter parts of England, such as Northamptonshire. It came as something of a surprise to note that Canons Ashby... Continue Reading →

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The Jellicoe Roof Garden, Guildford, Surrey

Who knew that the Surrey market town of Guildford was home to an important English Heritage Grade II Listed Garden? Well not me that's for sure. Designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe in 1956-57 to symbolise the flight of the first Sputnik, the rooftop Water Garden was built for Harvey's department store & is described by... Continue Reading →

Woodcot, Salcombe

'That tree' overlooking the estuary at Salcombe is a much-loved landmark & situated in the grounds of Woodcot, a listed Georgian house perched high above the town. Set in glorious and floriferous grounds, the house (divided into flats) opens its gardens each summer to raise money for the local minibus. An apron of lawn surrounds... Continue Reading →

Lincolnshire gardens

  What an unexpectedly beautiful county Lincolnshire is. On a blisteringly hot July weekend we made our way to the North East to see what gardens lay in store. Hall Farm Gardens in Harpswell, near Gainsborough is a 3 acre delight, centred around the former farmhouse.  Owners Pam and Mark have created the garden from... Continue Reading →

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