On the loveliest day of the year so far, I visited a private garden in the depths of Kent for a plant sale in aid of charity – and aside from acquiring some very nice plants from specialist growers, I was mightily impressed by the garden which was beautifully laid out with self-contained areas that were cleverly concealed from one another. The topiary garden made me yelp with delight when I came round the corner and saw it laid out before me. Clustered beneath white-stemmed silver birch, it is the contrast between the airiness of the trees and the solid geometrical shapes of the box that really make this garden work. It was all very sophisticated except for one quirky touch which endeared it even more to me – a pair of topiary birds on a nest of untrimmed variegated box.
One for the Diary
Tue 29.04.2014 - Tue 29.04.2014
Plant Fair @ Nettlestead Place, Nettlestead, Kent ME18 5HA
29th April 10am-3pm Event Category: Open Garden & Plant Fair Description: Gardening for Disabled Trust gives grants to help individuals continue gardening despite disability. Its... read more...
Fri 02.05.2014 - Sat 03.05.2014
Herb Farm Open Days @ Jekka’s Herb Farm, Rose Cottage, Shellards Lane, Alveston, South Glos. BS35 3SY
Dates: 2nd-3rd May, 30th-31st May, 27th-28th June, 13th July (NGS), 25th-26th July, 3rd August (NGS) read more...
Sat 17.05.2014 - Sat 17.05.2014
A series of 1 day workshops @ Mells Walled Garden near Frome, Somerset
17th May, 19th July, 20th September Garden Designer Michelle Wake will help you plan a garden where there is a balance of wildlife habitats with... read more...