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|Hampton Court Castle|
Nr. Leominster, Hereford
Gardens partly designed by Simon Dorrell and David Wheeler
of HORTUS, 12 miles from Bryans Ground
Hampton Court (Herefordshire)
|Hergest Croft Gardens|
Extensive woodland gardens with twice-yearly plant fairs and
varied cultural events, 6 miles from Bryan's Ground
Garden holidays that offer a chance to visit some of the most exclusive and beautiful gardens, featuring meetings with garden owners and head gardeners wherever possible. With small, friendly groups (max. 25) and carefully selected, fine hotels, many chosen for the quality of their cuisine, together with travel in luxury coaches, we offer a complete service with great attention to your personal comfort and well-being to ensure a memorable, relaxed garden holiday.
|The Workhouse Gallery and Cafe Presteigne |
Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
01544 267 864
The Workhouse Gallery & Cafe
|Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts |
Artistic innovation and musical discovery in the Welsh Marches
The Presteigne Festival's six music-filled days span the August Bank Holiday period. Established over thirty years ago, the Festival has a long tradition of supporting young artists and for presenting a fresh and individually stylised mix of contemporary works carefully balanced with twentieth century classics and featuring a wide range of music from the standard repertoire.
|St Michaels Church Discoed, Presteigne |
The yew in St Michael's churchyard is likely to be a remarkable five thousand years old. The Discoed Yew is probably one of the five oldest in the British Isles. ... There is also an ancient female yew tree over in the corner of the church yard by the wall.
St Michaels Discoed
|Woolerton Old Hall Garden, Shropshire |
The garden has been designed and developed by Lesley and John Jenkins since 1984. It is set around a 16th Century Hall House and has developed into an important modern garden in the English Garden tradition with echoes of Arts and Crafts. It covers 4 acres, is intensely cultivated and depending upon plant interest, visits can take between 2 and 4 hours.
Wollerton Hall Gardens
|Mike Park Books |
Welcome to the bookstore of Mike Park & William To. Please search or browse our inventory of hard to find, out of print, used, antiquarian and rare books. We have been specialist horticultural booksellers for forty years. Our stock is very large, but only a small percentage is actually online. If you can't find what you are seeking then please fill out our search form and we will see if we have it in stock at our store.
Mike Park Books
|Dingle Nursery & Garden, Powys|
The Dingle Nurseries is a long-established family run business serving the needs of the horticultural trade and private buyer alike. It began in 1968 when Andy and Kath Joseph started growing Christmas trees on an acre of his parents land.
Dingle Nursery and Garden
|Broadwoodside Gardens, East Lothian |
Two sheltered courtyards are encircled by the buildings of the steading, which date from the seventeenth century to the present day. Around the outside of these, the garden extends out into the surrounding farmland and woods on an ambitious scale, with many areas of planting, a pond, temple and other incidents in the landscape.
|Shepherd House Garden|
Built in the late 17th century, Shepherd House has been Charles and Ann Frasers home since 1957 since then the garden has gone from being a childrens playground to be recognised as one of the best small gardens in Scotland.
Shepherd House Gardens
Carolside garden has been cultivated for over 200 years. Today it is best known for its soft and delicate herbaceous planting, striking Delphinium beds and subtle colour schemes, its design of rooms with a Secret garden, Winter garden and Herb garden backed in espaliered pear trees and yellow and white roses. Sweeping lawns lead to an oval walled garden where an Historical Collection of ancient roses is housed including a National Collection of pre-1900 Gallica roses. Kenneth Cox in his book "Scotland for Gardeners" describes Carolside as "one of Scotland's finest private gardens.
|The Savill Garden|
Since its creation in the 1930s, The Savill Garden has been an inspiration for all. This natural haven of beautifully designed gardens and woodland can be enjoyed by everyone, from dedicated horticulturists to those who just want to spend a relaxing day out with family or friends.
The 35 acres of interconnected gardens include the Hidden Gardens, Spring Wood, the Summer Gardens, the New Zealand Garden, Summer Wood, The Glades, Autumn Wood and the Winter Beds.
The Savill Garden Windsor Great Park
Holehird Gardens has been home to the Lakeland Horticultural Society since 1969. However, written records of Holehird go back to the 17th century when a large part of the area was owned by Thomas Hird and his family.
|Marchants Hardy Plants|
We have gained recognition as one of leading small nurseries in the country and our range of herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses is, we believe, as choice as you will find.
Marchants is the home of home grown plants and we are immensely proud of the fact that all our plants are propagated by us here on site: no mean feat in this age of rampant commercialisation.
Marchants Hardy Plants
|Hydrangeas at Derby|
Hydrangea Derby was set up in 2010 by the Friends of Darley Open Spaces (FoDOS) to assist Derby City Council to maintain and extend this already large collection of Hydrangea. Its the largest in the UK and the third largest in the world! Youll also see us on Facebook and Twitter
|Historic Roses Group|
Historic roses are timeless and beautiful old roses from past centuries which continue to deserve a place in todays gardens, however large or small.
With their classic old-fashioned charm and graceful forms, the soft petals and delicate colours of old roses are often accompanied by a deliciously rich and powerful fragrance.
Historic Roses Group
|Plumber Manor Country House Hotel|
Plumber Manor defines Dorset country hotels; a country house that's also a hotel, owned and managed by true country people. Plumber was a family home when Thomas Hardy was living in nearby Sturminster Newton. Plumber was built by Charles Brune in the early 17th century and has remained a family home of the Prideaux-Brunes ever since.
Plumber Manor Country House Hotel
The collection is located in Varengeville-sur-Mer, near Dieppe on the coast of Upper Normandy.
|Aria Cards (botanical illustrations)|
Rosemary Lindsay is an award-winning botanical artist whose London garden is visited by people from all over the world. She trained first in architecture and worked in several architectural practices before her fascination with the structure of plants led to freelance plant illustration. She is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) and, as a Fellow of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society.
|The Marine Quarterly|
The Marine Quarterly is 112 pages of intelligent sea reading. It is published in a useful pocket size, printed on hefty paper, illustrated with woodcuts and line drawings, and has been greeted with appreciative remarks from readers all over the world.
The Marine Quarterly
|Classic Motoring Review|
Stories of epic journeys aboard impressive and not-so-impressive machinery, profiles of larger-than-life characters be they designers, racing drivers, adventurers or eccentrics and of course critical appraisals of the cars that they drove are all vital elements of a beguiling mix. And CMR will also feature informed commentary on all matters motoring from its insightful and often wryly humorous perspective, and uniquely in its field, the entire contents will be illustrated with specially commissioned artworks.
The Classic Motoring Review