Category Archives: Places to go

Beautiful Bourton House visit

Despite being one of the wettest July’s on record it hardly rained at all for our visit to Bourton House near Moreton-in-Marsh! Club members and guests as always came prepared and determined to enjoy the visit whatever the weather.  Although it’s a fairly compact garden the borders were packed with wonderful planting. The hot colours […]

Where to see Snowdrops in 2020

Lets hope the rain stays away and we can get out to see Snowdrops blooming in a couple of weeks time. Snowdrops, also called Milk Flowers, Dingle-Dangles (yes really!) Candlemas Bells, February Fair Maids and White Ladies are not, as you may have thought, British natives. They originally came from Europe and South West Asia, […]

Inspiring Hardwick Hill House Gardens

What a treat our Club visit for June to Hardwick Hill House was: An absolutely inspirational gardens in a wonderful parkland setting, with views for miles. A real plants person’s garden with a fabulous long border, interesting and unusual plants and excellent tea and cakes! It felt like a privilege to wander round this lovely […]

Whats trending at Chelsea ?

Its Chelsea time again and its fairly easy to think you’ve seen it all before, with the endless shots of beautiful roses and interviews with some of the ‘usual suspects’. If you look carefully though there are fashions in gardening just like in interior design and clothing and this year is no exception. Those in […]

Spring House visit 14th May 2018

I am sure that those of you who went to the Spring House in Chipping Warden on Monday would agree that it was an excellent visit: generous hosts, a beautiful evening, an interesting garden and a scrumptious spread laid on by the ladies from Chipping Warden Church.  The bog garden was particularly lovely at this […]

Top spots for Snowdrops

According to legend snowdrops are a symbol of hope because when Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden and were giving up hope that winter would ever end, an angel appeared and transformed snowflakes into snowdrops.  A mass of snowdrops is always a spectacle as well as a sure sign spring is on its way. […]