Wonderful NGS gardens in Surrey

With gardens re-opening across England in recent weeks I have wasted no time in searching out new places to visit and the month of June has been one of discovery. The front of Lower House, Bowlhead Green The National Gardens Scheme gives visitors unique access to private gardens across England and Wales and all monies... Continue Reading →

Bridge Nursery, Napton, Warwickshire

Bridge Nursery in Napton, Warwickshire is one of those places that is frequently advertised as being open under the National Gardens Scheme and yet I never seem to have managed to visit!  Until now, that is, and I am so glad that I finally made the trip. Napton is derived from the old English cnaepp meaning 'hilltop'... Continue Reading →

The Moongate Garden, Sussex

It is hard to believe that the Moongate Garden in East Preston, Sussex in a little over 2 years old.  The garden has a 'Chelsea' element to it which is not surprising since it was designed in partnership with Nic Howard. The garden divides itself not only into two halves but also into sixteen separate... Continue Reading →

Wisley Gardens – A wintery visit

Butterflies and snowmen in one place?  Only at RHS Wisley a couple of weeks ago when a light dusting of snow coincided with 'butterflies in the glasshouse' at the well known RHS gardens in Surrey.  It was clear from arrival that a great number of visitors were expected, evident from the number of car-park attendants and... Continue Reading →

Heavenly Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Hatchlands Park, near Guildford in Surrey is a National Trust Georgian gem of a country residence and still a family home today. The entire ground floor of the house is open to the public and features paintings, antiques and musical instruments. The property is set amid 400 acres of rolling parkland and it is hard... Continue Reading →

Surrey gardens and tea in beautiful Shere

The glorious sunshine this Valentine's weekend saw so many visitors enjoying the delights our gardens have to offer.  My adventures took me around the Surrey Hills, starting off with a walk around the very busy and ever popular Polesden Lacey, surely the most visited National Trust property in the South of England.  New shoots are... Continue Reading →

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