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Le Jardin Agapanthe – love it or hate it, but don’t miss it!

Over-sized gates create a majestic entrance

You will love Le Jardin Agapanthe in Normandy, France. Or you will hate it. But it's not like most other gardens you'll visit. There are no lawns, borders or views (although plenty of focal points). Le…

September 3rd, 2017 - Garden design, Garden travel

12 crazy (but fabulous) garden ideas from Spain

Crochet plastic rug used as shade awning

Garden ideas picked up from holidays abroad have inspired garden designers for years. Every year, there are several award-winning RHS show gardens based on places we visit, from Provence to the Yorkshire moors. Some garden…

August 27th, 2017 - Garden style & living, Garden travel

How to think like a modern plant hunter…

Frangipani growing in Florida

If you google 'plant hunter', Michael Perry, aka Mr Plant Geek, will pop up sooner rather than later. Plant hunters used to be Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian adventurers. [caption id="attachment_6475" align="alignnone" width="300"] Michael Perry, 'Mr…

April 30th, 2017 - Garden travel

How to create a brilliant exotic garden in a cool climate

Strong shapes and colours make exotic gardens look contemporary.

There's a definite trend towards the exotic garden. Or even just the exotic border. You don't have to rip your whole garden out and re-plant with banana palms - you can create a mini-jungle atmosphere…

April 2nd, 2017 - Garden travel

13 clever ways to improve your garden – from Australia!

Tips on restoring an overgrown garden

Different country. Different climate - but travel makes you look at gardens in a fresh way.  It's inspiring to see how someone else grows things, especially if you can talk to an expert. Many Australian…

March 20th, 2016 - Garden travel