Great Dixter

With their riot of summer colour, the famous mixed borders at Dixter will inspire you! Lovingly cultivated over 50 years by the late Christopher Lloyd, garden writer and plantsman, Great Dixter remains one of the most important gardens of its kind still in private hands today. The gardens lie all around what appears to be… Read More

Sheffield Park

“The great ponds at Sheffield Place at the right season of the year are bordered with red, white and purple reflections, for rhododendrons are massed upon the banks and when the wind passes over the real flowers the water flowers shake and break into each other. But there in an opening among the trees stands… Read More

Private Gardens

Sometimes, depending on your dates, I can arrange a visit to a private garden not normally open to the public.  In the UK we have the National Garden Scheme (the ‘NGS’ or ‘Yellow-book’  scheme)  where people open their gardens in order to raise funds for charity – a wonderful way to visit private gardens, chat… Read More

Sissinghurst Castle

At the heart of the beautiful county of Kent,  lies the world-famous garden at Sissinghurst Castle, created by Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West from the 1930’s onwards. A series of different gardens enclosed by old brick walls or yew hedges will surprise and delight the visitor at every turn. Of these, the White Garden (at… Read More

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