Joe Swift, garden designer, television presenter and the President of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) is the first high profile speaker to be signed up for the 2016 season of Toby Buckland's Garden festivals.
Country Gardener is once again offering its popular autumn catalogue service that gives you the chance to shop for everything you need for your garden next year from the comfort of your home. Click here to go to our Catalogue Page. Closing date for requests is Friday 30th October 2015.
The much anticipated Toby Buckland Garden Festival at Bowood House in Wiltshire is to become a Saturday and Sunday event next year. The event, successfully launched this year at the well known home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, is to switch to Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of June.
The two dates have been confirmed for the hugely popular Toby Buckland’s Garden Festivals next year organized by Country Gardener Magazines.
The two-day event at Powderham Castle at Kenton near Exeter will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 29th and 30th. It will be the third Devon based event which has proved so popular with visitors from all over the West Country.
Bowood House will host the second event on Friday and Saturday, June 3rd and 4th at the home of Lord and Lady Lansdowne in Calne, Wiltshire.
At Country Gardener we are always glad to help publicise garden openings for charity in the areas we cover. Some are gardens opening for the local hospice or church, for community amenities, or for the area’s wildlife trust.
Many of them open for the National Gardens Scheme, the charity that raises funds for nursing and caring charities – and has raised the amazing sum of £45 million for the charities they support since its inception in 1927.
The September Issue of Country Gardener is available online now and will be in stockists soon.
Fetauring; South African plants arrive with a tropical touch, Seven plants to make September thrilling, Time to delve into dahlias, Gardening events galore and much more.
From 2pm to 5pm on Sunday 16 August 2015, three of the dozen allotment sites of the Winchester New Allotment Holders' Society will be open to the public during National Allotments Week. Free Admission. (Regret no dogs).
RHS Garden Rosemoor goes back in time this weekend with two days packed with all things retro, vintage and antique.
Visitors will be able to see a whole range of vintage vehicles and machinery some of which will be seen working and enjoy music from an old fashioned ‘Pied Piper’ Fairground Organ.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has been encourages people to ‘Give Nature a Home’ this summer by allowing gardens to grow.
Earlier this year RSPB received a number of reports from concerned people about plants being cut back.
With July and August being predicted for sunny spells, it’s not unusual to hear or see people enthusiastically trimming back garden foliage, often using speedy electric tools that give vulnerable wildlife no chance of escape.
Eyes are on the skies at Silverlake as the rare Silver-studded Blue butterfly, native to the British Isles, has been found inhabiting the area, Habitat First Group’s newest development in West Dorset. The discovery was made on the Outer Heath site within the grounds of the development.