Ideas for your garden and patio, showing award-winning gardens as well as lots of inspiring ideas such as Gardens with Seating Areas. Here we also showcase some of our favourite gardens that never cease to inspire us. These include Overbecks, Villa Taranto and Isola Bella.

Plants For An East Facing Wall or Garden

Growing plants in a south or west facing garden is relatively straight-forward. The aspects we are asked about most often are Plants for a North Facing Wall or for an East Facing Wall or Garden. An east facing wall has a special set of planting requirements, but it’s not difficult to [...]

Plants for a North Facing Wall

Many people think finding plants for a north-facing wall is hard work because plants don’t thrive there, but that’s not always the case because a north-facing wall can look astonishing when it’s packed with textured greenery.   The trick is to choose the right plants for a north-facing wall. These will [...]

The Tropical Gardens of Tresco in the Scilly Isles

The Tropical Gardens at Tresco Abbey Where in the British Isles could you find plants from South Africa, Chile, the Canary Islands, New Zealand, and the Mediterranean all in one place? Kew is the obvious answer, but these plants aren’t under glass. They are all thriving - even self-seeding - [...]

Nymans Gardens Sussex – A Garden For All Seasons

Nymans is a spectacular garden overlooking the Sussex Weald.  It’s been under the National Trust’s care since 1953 but began its transformation when Ludwig Messel bought the 600-acre estate in the 1880s.  Nymans Gardens Sussex is one of the first properties the National Trust took on and in 2018 the [...]

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Plant Hunting At Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens on Dorset’s south coast are 20 acres of grade 1 listed 18th century gardens with a magnificent collection of rare and unusual trees.  The gardens are a rare example of tropical plant life in the UK and are made possible [...]

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