“Must see” summer garden

August 15, 2013

  During the recent hot spell my husband suggested a day out visiting gardens. This was met with enthusiasm by me partly because I always love visiting gardens but more importantly because he had been the one to suggest it; meaning that I was free to enjoy it without feeling guilty that he would rather […]

Waterperry Gardens…

August 13, 2011

    I paid a recent first visit to the lovely Waterperry gardens near Oxford. The gardens are at their best during the summer months when the long herbaceous borders come into their glory. Other highlights include a lovely east facing bed with shade tolerant species, roses, the pear and apple orchards, to name just […]

Coton Manor

April 26, 2011

  I have visited Coton Manor in Northamptonshire on several occasions and with various friends and family. It is always lovely and has something to offer right through the spring and summer seasons. But I guess around now is the perfect time (we went on the Easter weekend) as at the end of the garden […]


April 18, 2011

On the way to see my sister and her partner at their lovely cottage in the heart of the West Country, we stopped to visit the woodland garden at Knightshayes Court in Tiverton. Now owned by the National Trust, this gothic house and its gardens are set in the beautiful lush Devonshire landscape.     […]

Anglesey Abbey

February 22, 2011

If you are in need of some winter garden inspiration or just want to blow the cobwebs away, then how about a visit to Anglesey Abbey at Lode in Cambridgeshire…   Anglesey Abbey belongs to the National Trust and is an interesting place to visit in any season. Although the abbey isn’t open at this […]