Originally herbaceous borders, the summer borders at Nymans reverted to the old intensive ‘bedding out’ style of gardening in the 1960’s and ’70’s at the instigation of the Earl and Countess Ross who spent their summers at Nymans and wanted a fantastic August display. This style of planting had all but died out as the… Read More


Drove over to Charing, not far from Sissinghurst in Kent, on a beautiful evening for a talk by Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener at Great Dixter, on the Exotic Garden he and the late great Christopher Lloyd started together about 14 years ago soon after Fergus came to Great Dixter. The idea to dig up the… Read More