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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

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A Little Known Treasure – The Bishop’s Palace Garden, Chichester

Whilst The Bishop's Palace Gardens, Wells, is well known, not many people know about the one in Chichester.   It is tucked away off South Street, behind the cathedral, surrounded by the City Walls.   I have included a couple of short videos in this post, if you have the time please don't give them a miss,… Continue reading A Little Known Treasure – The Bishop’s Palace Garden, Chichester

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RHS Wisley in a Brown Winter Coat

It's been quite some time since I made a visit to RHS Wisley, so when my friend suggest we went to Wisley on Sunday I was more than happy.  The weather, however, was not on our side and it was drear and dank with that horrible drizzle which is quite wetting.  I have been using… Continue reading RHS Wisley in a Brown Winter Coat

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Gravetye Manor Garden – A Dream of a Garden

Special occasions need to be celebrated in special places. It was my good, long term friend's 50th birthday on 18 July and it didn't take much thinking about somewhere nice to go on that day.   We are very lucky to have Gravetye Manor about a 50 minute drive away, near East Grinstead.   It is… Continue reading Gravetye Manor Garden – A Dream of a Garden

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Chilling Out in the Gravetye Manor Gardens

My first visit to Gravetye Manor and their spectacular garden in June 2013 "Lupins and Alliums at Gravetye" created a lasting impression.  I love the naturalistic planting and the recreation of William Robinson's style.  This is thanks to Tom Coward, head gardener, and his team.   Since that visit I have followed the garden on Facebook and… Continue reading Chilling Out in the Gravetye Manor Gardens

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Parham Gardens at the Height of Summer

I have been to Parham Gardens near Storrington in West Sussex, four times, each one has been different experience.   My first visit, quite a few years ago,  was at the end of the Summer and the garden was looking overgrown and well past its prime.  To be honest I came away slightly disappointed.   The next two… Continue reading Parham Gardens at the Height of Summer