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Grant secures long term future of Hestercombe Garden

Post date: Fri, 23/11/2018 - 11:10

The restoration of the unique Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton is a major step closer thanks to a £1.5million grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

The grant means the Hestercombe Gardens Trust can buy land totalling 320 acres, reuniting landscape, gardens and buildings.

What makes Hestercombe Gardens so important is it combines four complete period gardens spanning four centuries of garden design.

William Morris home and garden saved by lottery grant

Post date: Thu, 22/11/2018 - 16:44

William Morris’s isolated country home and garden, a place which inspired many numbers of his most important designs, writings and ideas, is to be saved from dilapidation thanks to a £4.3m lottery grant.

Kelmscott Manor in the West Oxfordshire Cotswolds village of Kelmscott was the idyllic rural retreat of Morris, the hugely influential designer and polymath, from 1871 until his death in 1896 and it was a place he adored.

Garden festival returns to The Bishop’s Palace

Post date: Mon, 14/05/2018 - 13:51

The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells will again host the popular English Country Garden Festival from Friday 22nd June to Sunday  24th June.

Designed to celebrate the Great British Garden, the 14-acre grounds will feature guided tours, live music, expert speakers, food, ‘have a go’ skills and crafts and over 40 stalls, including a range of nurseries selling unusual and popular plants.

Broomhill going Coastal with May launch weekend

Post date: Mon, 14/05/2018 - 13:39

A special launch weekend held on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May will celebrate the change of name of one of Dorset’s best-known gardening venues. Having traded under the name Broomhill Garden Buildings, at Stewarts Garden Centre, for over 20 years, Martin Penny, director, has decided it was time for an update.  With no longer having a show site at Stewarts Broomhill Garden Centre, it was decided to completely re-brand the business.

RHS Rosemoor launches summer long series of live events

Post date: Mon, 14/05/2018 - 13:36

RHS Rosemoor launches summer long series of live events

RHS Rosemoor, Devon’s award winning gardening venue has launched ‘Rosemoor Live’ to present a series of events live from the Torrington gardens.

Rosemoor Live!, starting in April, consists of live entertainment, including music, theatre, comedy, talks from TV presenters and children’s shows.

The events include:

Wednesday 16th May

Chawton House opens for NGS Snowdrop Day

Post date: Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:33

Chawton House near Alton is officially part of the National Garden Scheme Snowdrop Festival and opens its 14-acre gardens on Sunday, 25th February from 11am to 4.30pm.

Entry to the garden will be £5 (children under 16 go free) and all funds will go to a range of beneficiaries selected by NGS including Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie among others. Refreshments will be available for purchase in the tearoom. Dogs are allowed but the gardens are not suitable for wheelchairs. Tea and refreshments will be available in the Great Hall.

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