Garden blogging, Garden Visits

West Dean Gardens Victorian Glasshouses

It is a pretty good bet that anyone visiting West Dean Gardens, near Chichester, will make for the Victorian Glasshouses no matter whether this is their first or one of many visits. On our recent visit we headed to the newly restored nectarine house. The beautiful Glasshouses in West Dean were built in 1890 and… Continue reading West Dean Gardens Victorian Glasshouses

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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

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Parham Gardens on the Last Day of April

On Sunday 30 April, my friend and I dusted off our season ticket and paid a visit to Parham Gardens in Pulborough.  We are lucky that it is only 20 minutes away and makes for an enjoyable afternoon out, without much driving.  There is a small restaurant called The Big Kitchen at Parham that serves a light… Continue reading Parham Gardens on the Last Day of April

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Rousham Gardens – A Must to Visit

Day 3 of my short break to Oxford was a visit to Rousham Gardens.  I was surprised at the number of people who had not heard of Rousham when I spoke of our itinerary, it is clearly a little known, but very important in the history of garden design.  Rousham is an original English Landscape Garden, almost unchanged since William… Continue reading Rousham Gardens – A Must to Visit