June 24, 2017

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‘Customers put price first’, according to new tradespeople study -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well-known BBC gardener Bob Flowerdew to present talk on scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Action needed on consistently poor planting rates -

Friday, June 23, 2017

ITV’S ‘Love your Garden’ features Addagrip’s Addaset resin bound surfacing for war veterans garden in Plymouth -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Large or small, Victorian or traditional, Griffin Glasshouses has it all -

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Land Trust acquires new sites to protect and enhance valuable community green space across the UK -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Peak’s quirky cows hit the heights -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Public urged to nominate community groups for national awards -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries scoops six awards at HTA Show -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Scape paves the way with porcelain exterior tiling -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rolawn hit the mark at Gardeners’ World Live -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Show Garden success for St Albans based company at BBC Gardeners’ World Live -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rare hazel dormice reintroduced into a Warwickshire woodland -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Experience the mystery and romance of Galica’s ‘Pazo’ Gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Landscape Watering Systems looks at how effective irrigation systems, technology and practice provide a major contribution to water conservation -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

GoLandscape’s ‘Watch this Space’ build begins at Hampton Court -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bradstone supports MS Society Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017 -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries launch 2018 promotional catalogue -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bernard Tickner awarded MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hever in Bloom at Hever Castle & Gardens – June 26th – July 2nd

Hever in Bloom, Hever Castle & Garden’s annual gardening event, will have a poetic dimension this year as the gardening team will be honouring British literary heroes of the last 200 years.

Visitors to the event will be able to experience the quintessential English Rose Garden at the height of its summer beauty with free guided tours of the award-winning Gardens and daily garden talks. Many of the Castle rooms will be filled with English floral arrangements created by in-house florist Pamela Brise themed around Hever Castle’s literary connections. Visitors will also be able to take one of the daily floristry workshops during ‘Hever in Bloom’.

VisitEngland has declared 2017 to be the ‘Year of Literary Heroes’ and Hever’s amazing formal and informal gardens will help to highlight literary milestones of the last 200 years.

Poetry specific to the roses and to the 200th anniversary celebrations will be hidden among the 4,000 roses in the Italian garden and rose garden built by William Astor in 1904. Visitors will be able to seek out quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle, Edward Thomas, Anne Brontë, Emily Brontë, Jane Austen and Daphne Du Maurier. Garden tours will take place daily.

Bringing the story right up to date, a floral display beside the Yew Maze will be appropriately planted in the shape of Harry Potter’s world-famous glasses and Gryffindor scarf. Children can then race through the maze and visit the topiary chess pieces reminiscent of the enormous chess pieces in ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’.

The eleven-strong gardening team at Hever Castle in Kent are gearing up for this year’s Hever in Bloom by reading up on the literary heroes associated with Visit England’s event.

Neil Miller, head gardener at Hever Castle & Gardens said: “If I were being poetic myself I’d have to say that Hever in June is Hever in Bloom! The gardens are just perfect at this time of year. In the words of Arthur Conan Doyle – “What a lovely thing a rose is!” Visitors will be blown away by the scent in the rose garden and visitors who wouldn’t usually venture further afield than the Italian Garden will be encouraged to explore the new shrub rose border inspired by the poetry of New England author Emily Dickinson.”

Hever In Bloom promises a packed itinerary this year. Neil Miller added: “There’s so much to do this year, visitors can enjoy our daily garden tours (lasting approximately 45mins – 1 hour) and hear about the history of the garden and learn in-house plant husbandry tips! There is also a series of garden talks and demonstrations given by local gardening experts on topics such as gardening for wildlife, poisons and potions (which Harry Potter himself would love!), plants for free, vegetative propagation, climbing plants and shady gardening. Talks take place at 13:00 and 15:00 and vary daily.”

The gardens at Hever were designed and built in 1904 -1908 to showcase William Waldorf Astor’s unique collection of statuary and sculpture which stretches to 200 pieces, some of them over 2,000 years old.

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