Gardens and Gardening

Painshill reopens to the public

Historic Painshill in Surrey has reopened its gates to its members and the public as lockdown begins to ease. The 158-acre landscaped gardens in Cobham closed in March because of the pandemic but is now able to welcome visitors again with social distancing procedures in place. The park, which is …

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National Garden Scheme gardens begin to reopen…

The National Garden Scheme is delighted to announce that its gardens in England will begin to reopen.  In order to comply with social distancing and other Government guidelines, all gardens will open in a system of pre-purchased tickets for a timed slot at the visitor’s garden of choice. Tickets must …

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Farnham Secret Gardens Competition

Farnham Town Council is expecting a bumper crop of entries in this year’s Secret Gardens competition which will be judged remotely. There are eight categories to choose from including Best Hanging Basket/Container and Best Family Lockdown activity such as creating a bug hotel or building a small pond. Councillor Sally …

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Help support our nurses with the National Garden Scheme

In a new campaign led by Britain’s most famous gardener, Alan Titchmarsh, the National Garden Scheme is reaching out to people to help support the nursing and health charities for which it has raised money since its foundation. With all gardens closed and so no income coming in, the National …

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Beth Otway’s Exciting Vegetables to Grow Now!

I enjoy the excitement felt at this time of year!  By the middle of March, the window of possibility stretches out before us; we have the opportunity to sow seeds of a wide range of great tasting vegetables.  Here are some of the seeds you can sow this month: I …

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Beth Otway’s Gardening Advice

Spring is a magical time.  Cheerful spring flowers brighten our gardens, as we bask in the joy of nature’s promise that there’s so much more to come.  This is such an invigorating and inspiring time, with much to see and do in the garden. It’s easier to pull up weeds …

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Why wait until spring to get your garden sorted for summer!

AK Garden Services – offer a range of Garden Services in Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex – established in 1994 with full company insurance and references available upon request. With winter now firmly upon us why not start work on garden improvements now. AK Garden Services will undertake all types …

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Christmas at Kew

Christmas at Kew 2019 Brand new trail to illuminate the magnificent Treetop Walkway and Temperate House Wednesday 20 November 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020 5pm – 10pm (advance booking only) • New route for 2019 brings waterfall of lights cascading from towering 18m-high Treetop Walkway in Kew’s arboretum • …

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Keep this business blossoming

  This lovely little shop in the heart of Godalming has been running for 10 years, and the girls have decided that it is now time to move to pastures new. Having been on the high street since the 60’s and being as well known and loved as they are, …

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ART, DESIGN, YOUR HOME, YOUR GARDEN & …. YOU!

The Garden Show at  Loseley Park Guildford, Surrey GU3 1HS ART, DESIGN, YOUR HOME, YOUR GARDEN & …. YOU! 26 – 28 July 2019 Open 10am – 5pm daily It’s the eighth year of The Garden Show at Loseley Park in July 2019. The perfect event to find all you …

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One small job=One happy mother!

TMC Fencing. It’s that time of year where the gardens in England look stunning. Flowers are in bloom, the grass is lush and green, potted plants are flourishing and of course everyone is spending a lot more time out in the garden. My mother had recently discovered that she is …

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Furlonger Tree Services are Which Trusted Trader of the Year 2019

Wow! Which? Trusted Traders of The Year! Such an incredible honour and I’m so proud of the company we’ve created. When I left school at 16, I could never have imagined accepting an award from Which? Who I believe are the top review platform in the country. After leaving Merrist …

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RHS Back to Nature Garden co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge for RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival Unveiled

  The RHS Back to Nature Garden, co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and Landscape Architects Andree Davies and Adam White, for this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival (1-7 July) has been unveiled today at the festivals press preview. The Garden continues to encourage families and communities to engage with nature and spend time in …

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Get a backstage pass to the gardens at Polesden Lacey

The National Trust’s Polesden Lacey was the weekend party house of Edwardian socialite Dame Margaret Greville. As with the house, the gardens at Polesden Lacey were designed to impress. In summer, the walled Edwardian rose garden is home to around 2000 fragrant roses and the double Herbaceous Borders are a …

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