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  • RHS Hyde Hall

    RHS Hyde Hall Renaissance

    It’s three years since I last visited Hyde Hall and my goodness, what a transformation. A cluster of good looking new buildings perches on the hilltop, providing an enclosed teaching garden with classrooms, a large hall...

    21st June 2018Places to Visit20 reading right nowRead More »
  • rhododendron


    Ok, not in the conventional sense, I actually love the colour pink, but it’s a description of my response when confronted with multihued rhododendrons and azaleas planted en masse - as I was on a recent visit to Norfolk...

    20th June 2018Places to Visit11 reading right nowRead More »
  • chelsea flower show 2018

    Reflections on Chelsea 2018

    With no shortage of television commentary and press coverage of every type, there is no point in me writing an in-depth review – so instead this is a round-up of the things that caught my eye – the people, the plants, the...

    8th June 2018Chelsea Flower Show10 reading right nowRead More »
  • Barnsley House

    Rosemary Verey Remembered – In Style

    Rosemary Verey was one of the 20th century’s most influential garden designers and - had she lived long enough - this year would mark her 100th birthday. Barnsley House, her home in the Cotswolds, is now a wonderfully rela...

    5th June 2018Places to Visit15 reading right nowRead More »
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