Here are some photos from my recent visit to the new walled garden designed by Tom Stuart-Smith for Middleton Lodge Hotel near Richmond in Yorkshire.
In September I went to the Adam Frost Garden School near Stamford, for a one-day masterclass. It was hugely enjoyable. Adam was with 16 of us for the whole day, partly in a special classroom in his new home and partly in his country garden which we have seen on Gardeners’ World. I’m writing now about
This one-day annual plant fair at Chenies Manor House and Garden near Amersham, Bucks, is one of the best in the gardening year. There were about 70 independent nurseries selling plants. There are no display gardens, and the few non-plant stalls include plant supports, info about bees and honey, antique garden tools and some garden
Entering Belmont Gardens in Kent I had the opportunity to walk alongside the Head Gardener and I could sense that here was a man who loved his work and the garden. This gave me the feeling that I was going to like this place. My hero Dan Pearson talks about a “sense of place” by which I
This blog is about what I can take from a visit to the world famous garden at Great Dixter near Rye in East Sussex. I had been twice before over the years but this trip was part of a group tour taking in eight famous gardens in Kent and East Sussex. I won’t even begin
It was Geoff Hamilton who turned me onto gardening in my forties. I’d never been interested before but once I watched Geoff I was inspired. He said “Just be good to your plot, make it fertile and let the flowers tell their story to the heart”. His garden at Barnsdale in Rutland is well worth