The English Garden January 2019

Enjoy over 60 beautiful gardens a year with The English Garden. Every issue features country, city, cottage and coastal gardens, with advice on how to recreate them. Be inspired by articles written by the country's top garden designers and discover the best plant varieties for your garden, chosen by expert nurserymen and plantspeople.

United Kingdom
Chelsea Magazine
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Noel Kingsbury Garden designer, lecturer and author Noel Kingsbury presents the last in his long-running ‘Plant Collectors’ series, on page 68, with a trip to see Tony Goode’s species crocus collection in Norfolk. Lynn Keddie Based in Somerset but travelling widely, Lynn has been a photographer for 20 year and also a painter of contemporary landscapes. Her photos of Avon Cottage are featured on page 43. Melissa Mabbitt Melissa trained as a gardener at Bodnant in north Wales before becoming a writer and editor, and is now a regular contributor to a variety of gardening publications. She heads to Crûg Farm Nursery on page 77.…

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It’s January – the month of crisp new diaries with pristine blank pages, New Year’s resolutions and planning ahead. The weather is perfect for staying in, keeping warm and dreaming about your garden: what you’ll plant; what to sow; minor tweaks; major improvements. One part of our plots that often gets overlooked is the garden at the front of the house. Our special feature in this issue has lots of ideas and inspiration for improving first impressions of your home. The other thing January is great for is making travel plans. It’s hard to beat being in your own garden on a beautiful day, but being in somebody else’s amazing garden and seeing plants at their peak comes a close second. For those of you who want to explore Britain, turn…

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under cover

Down House Charles Darwin lived at Down House in Kent, and the gardens here were his outdoor laboratory. The blue-framed glasshouse (above) contains the same species of orchids, climbers and carnivorous plants that Darwin used in his projects. Tel: 01689 859119; Eden Project The world’s largest glasshouse is situated in Cornwall on the site of a former clay quarry. It’s divided into two balloon-like ‘biomes’ mimicking Mediterranean and rainforest climatic zones. Tel: 01726 811911; The Winter Garden The Gothic-style arched structure of Sheffield’s Winter Garden (below) is 22m high, and provides a green oasis in the heart of the city. Here you’ll find a display of more than 2,500 plants from around the world. Clumber Park Once the abode of the Duke of Newcastle, Clumber Park is spread across 3,800 acres. Head to the…

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trentham gardens

Staffordshire Award-winning Trentham Gardens has undergone a major programme of restoration, revealing the historic lakeside landscape that was designed by Capability Brown. The garden now features a vast new contemporary planting of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, plus extensive meadow schemes filled with wildflowers. During its January opening for the National Garden Scheme, Mark Porter, one of Trentham’s garden team, will guide visitors in exploring the varying textures, forms and winter tones of Tom Stuart-Smith’s incredible perennial plantings within the Italian Gardens. Wednesday 16 January 2019 from 10am. Admission £7. Light refreshments are available. Tel: 01782 646646;…

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places to go

Get in a FLAP Big Garden Birdwatch & Big Farmland Birdwalk 26-28 January, nationwide and 6 January, Cheshire This January the RSPB celebrates the 40-year anniversary of its annual garden bird count. To contribute to the world’s largest garden wildlife survey, spend an hour in your garden monitoring how many and what varieties of birds you can see. For a more communal celebration, sign up to the RSPB’s early-morning bird-watching walk on Sunday 6 January, 8am-10am, at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands in Cheshire. Birdwalk from £9.21. Tel: 0151 3532720; Bright NIGHTS Magical Lantern Festival 23 November-1 January, West Midlands Birmingham Botanical Gardens will light up once again this year for a magical lantern festival that combines vibrant colours with international art. Follow a trail around the gardens to see illuminated displays that will feature all-new lanterns…

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looking ahead: garden crafts

Macramé Workshop 11 January, West Yorkshire This taster will introduce you to macramé, the art of textile-making through knots, giving you a chance to have a go at making a plant holder. Tickets £25. Tel: 01274 584400; Picturing The Park 16 January, South Yorkshire Head to Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens to take part in a morning of art making (right). All abilities welcome. Free admission. Tel: 01226 772002; Modern Floral Art 18 January, Cambridgeshire Bark, slate, paint and moss feature in this flower-arranging course with a focus on skills such as pinning and layering. Tickets £185. Tel: 01223 655661; Seasonal Flower Pressing 18 and 25 January, Cotswolds Explore the Daylesford estate and select your own blooms to press. Learn how to make pressed flower cards, window displays and keepsakes. Tickets: £95. Tel: 01608 731712; Watercolour Workshop 22…