The English Garden Spring 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.

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Chelsea Magazine
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Graham Porter Graham is BBC Radio Leeds’ gardening expert. His 50-year career includes stints as a head gardener and lecturer. His first book, The Yorkshire Organic Gardener, is out now, and he visits Scape Lodge on p42. Non Morris Garden designer and acclaimed blogger Non Morris has worked on a variety of private and public gardens over her career. She writes about Christopher Masson’s flamboyant Battersea garden on p58. Charles Dowding Charles pioneers time-saving methods of gardening, and is renowned for his ‘no-dig’ philosphy. He sells salad from his garden, teaches, and runs a YouTube channel. He shares his salad secrets on p115. IMAGES NEIL HEPWORTH; MARIANNE MAJERUS…

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No matter what your dream garden looks like, space needn’t stop you achieving it. The small gardens we’ve gathered together in this issue encompass every style you can think of. There’s a naturalistic meadow in landscape architect James Hitchmough’s Sheffield garden, Christopher Masson’s foliage-filled mini-jungle in London, a steeply sloping plot in Huddersfield, terraced to make use of every inch of space, and one of the most unusually shaped gardens we’ve ever seen, transformed into a chic haven by designer Charlotte Rowe. They’re diverse in shape, style and plant taste, but they’ve all got size in common, and none of them have let a lack of it hold them back. Also in this issue, you’ll find gorgeous succulents that can be squeezed in anywhere – a good job, since they’re irresistible…

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tulip fever

Chenies Manor House Gardens These award-winning gardens in Buckinghamshire (above) open on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout April, with a Tulip Festival involving a talk from tulip supplier Rose Cottage Plants on 6 May. Tel: 01494 762888; Hever Castle Head to Kent on 24–30 April, for the third annual Tulip Festival (right), with free tours of the 21,000 blooming bulbs. Inside the castle you’ll find beautiful tulip arrangements. Tel: 01732 865224; Hole Park In late spring, Kent’s Hole Park boasts 16 acres of tulips, roses and clematis, while the vineyard garden is filled with wisteria. Wild orchids flower in the meadows alongside star-shaped camassia. Tel: 01580 241344; Morton Hall Gardens This Worcestershire estate holds its first Tulip Festival on 4-6 May in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company. See cut-flower tulip displays, RSC costumes and…

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alswick hall

Hertfordshire Set within a picturesque countryside landscape, the listed Tudor house (not open) at Alswick Hall in Buntingford provides the perfect backdrop to five acres of stunning landscaped gardens. These feature exceptional herbaceous borders, formal beds, a central water feature, plus an orchard where pretty spring blossom is already appearing. Visitors can enjoy the variety of its shady woodland walk or explore the wildflower meadow, which boasts a dazzling selection of daffodils, tulips, camassias and crown imperial fritillaries. Alswick Hall, Hare Street Road, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, SG9 0AA. Opens for the National Garden Scheme on 14 April, 12pm-4.30pm. Home-made teas and cakes, bar and hog roast. Adult £5; children free.…

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welcome spring

Spring Garden Break at The Nare Hotel January-April, Cornwall In partnership with the Great Gardens of Cornwall, country house hotel The Nare on the Roseland Peninsula is offering special four-night breaks to celebrate the early arrival of spring in Cornwall, thanks to the mild micro-climate created by the Gulf Stream. The package includes breakfast, afternoon tea, dinner and entry to three wonderful gardens nearby. Expect glorious displays of Cornish Magnolia campbellii and other spring blooms. Four-night Spring Garden Break costs from £334 per room per night. Tel: 01872 501111;…

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show stoppers

Auricula & Primula Show 13 April, Saltford Hall, Somerset; 27 April, Knowle, West Midlands The National Auricula and Primula Society, Midland and West Section, will hold its April shows in Knowle and Saltford this year. See stunning, expertly grown and staged Florists’ Auriculas of all kinds, including Edged, Selfs, Striped, Fancy, Alpine, Double and Border varieties, along with many fabulous primulas from all over the world. Chat to the growers and buy some of these special plants for your greenhouse or garden. Admission: £2. Tel: 01530 810522;…