Book Review, Garden blogging

Book Review: Secret Gardens of East Anglia

"Go West young man, go West. There is health in the country, and room away from our crowds of idlers and imbeciles." - Josiah Bushell Grimmell After being enthralled and inspired reading about 22 very different gardens in 4 counties, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, it really is a case of "Go East", a part… Continue reading Book Review: Secret Gardens of East Anglia

Garden Visits

Trials in 2017 at Parham Gardens nr Pulborough

I regularly follow Parham Gardens and head gardener Tom Brown @HeadGardenerTom on Twitter, so when not visiting the garden I manage to keep abreast of what they are doing. Each year Parham runs plant trials, and they are well worth a visit as it is a great way of making a note of ideas for… Continue reading Trials in 2017 at Parham Gardens nr Pulborough

Garden blogging, Personal blogging

A visit to the National Memorial Arboretum

On the way home from the garden holiday in the Peak District, (see earlier post), we passed The National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield, Staffordshire and called in for a quick visit. What an inspiring and emotive place! We only had just over an hour and it really is worth more than a quick visit; a… Continue reading A visit to the National Memorial Arboretum

Garden blogging, Garden visiting

A Garden Restoration Story with Saga Holidays

The 28th July was my birthday (66 - eeek!!) and my first Saga Holiday.  A Garden Restoration Story is a Saga solo holiday and I thought not only would be an interesting short break it was an opportunity to try out going on holiday by myself.  As the time drew near I panicked and asked a… Continue reading A Garden Restoration Story with Saga Holidays