Little Court, Crawley, Hampshire

Thousands of crocus tommasinianus are the main reason for a February garden visit to Little Court garden in the pretty village of Crawley near Winchester in Hampshire.  Owner Patricia Elkington has been opening in aid of  the National Garden Scheme since 1984 and this year she will be generously welcoming visitors from February to June.... Continue Reading →

Snowdrops at Thenford, Northamptonshire

    Thenford gardens and arboretum are seldom open to the public so it was a privilege indeed to be able to take a look around the gardens in winter to admire the 555 varieties of snowdrops. Gardener Emma Thick (known on Twitter as the snowdrop lady) is an extraordinary galanthophile, so committed to her... Continue Reading →

Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire

  Waterperry Gardens was established in 1932 by Beatrix Havergal as the Waterperry School of Horticulture, a residential horticultural college for women which existed until 1971. Only a 10 minute drive from the M40, the approach to the gardens is through the delightful village of Waterperry. Parking is directly beside the plant centre which you... Continue Reading →

“galanthophile”- an enthusiastic collector of snowdrops. Great Comp Garden in Sevenoaks, Kent hosts their first ‘Snowdrop Sensation’ event.

Great Comp Garden, near Sevenoaks is a wonderfully varied  garden spanning some 7 acres with something for everyone including woodland walks, a glorious Italianate garden and even romantic ruins! Great Comp was created by Roderick and Joy Cameron who moved to Great Comp in 1957, opening the gardens to the public for charity in the... Continue Reading →

Chippenham Park, Ely in early Spring – a weekend on the Suffolk borders

A two day trip to the Cambridgeshire/Suffolk borders resulted in a visit to the delightful Chippenham Park, near Ely, Cambridgshire.  This privately owned property is open on selected days throughout the year and offers spectacular grounds with beautiful walkways through woodland and formal gardens. Dotted around the grounds are a great many sculptures and there... Continue Reading →

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