The English Garden June 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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Mark Bolton Mark is a well known gardens and interiors photographer and has been shooting for magazines for 20 years. He loves gardening and cricket and lives in Devon. His images of Miserden feature on page 50. Alex Mitchell Alex has written books including Crops in Tight Spots, Gardening on a Shoestring and The Edible Balcony and is the gardening columnist for The Evening Standard. She explores Exbury’s plant collection on page 116. Daniel Pembrey Daniel is a novelist and features writer with a first class degree in history and architectural history from Edinburgh University. On page 95, he explains why landscape follies aren’t such a folly after all. IMAGES NEIL HEPWORTH; MARK BOLTON…

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What is it that makes a garden an ‘English’ garden – in the atmospheric sense of the word, rather than the geographical? For an answer to that question, turn the pages to the gardens we’re featuring in this issue – every single one of them quintessentially English to a tee. For many it’s the plants, and especially roses, that define it. Look no further than the Tudor-inspired garden at Cowdray in West Sussex for romantic and fragrant roses galore. For others, it’s artfully masterminded herbaceous borders. You’d be hard pushed to better those at Town Place in East Sussex, Wormsley in Buckinghamshire or Miserden in the Cotswolds. Walled gardens conjure the English garden feel in an instant, and the one at The Laundry in North Wales, undergoing a thoughtful restoration,…

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sky high

Trebah Garden This sub-tropical valley garden in Cornwall is bursting with exotic colour and champion trees. Meandering streams lead to a secluded beach on the Helford river. Head to the top lawn for a spectacular view over the valley. Tel: 01326 252200; Bodnant Garden Bodnant’s 18th-century Pin Mill (right) opens its doors to the public next month after recent conservation work. Twice a week this summer, its upper floor will offer a vantage point from which to enjoy the rose terraces. Tel: 01492 650460; Croome Discover wide open spaces, woodland and follies in this ‘Capability’ Brown landscape. Set on a small hill, the classical rotunda offers views out across parkland towards the Malvern Hills. Tel: 01905 371006; Kew Gardens Walk the 200m circumference of the treetop walkway at Kew Gardens in London to get…

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rhodds farm, lyonshall

Herefordshire The creation of its owner, garden designer Cary Goode, Rhodds Farm contains an extensive range of horticultural delights. A formal garden featuring beds of Iris ‘Silver Edge’ and Alchemilla mollis with Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’ leads the visitor to a dovecote, while double herbaceous borders in hot colours and a new arboretum with woodland planting create acres of interest. The large gravel garden is a recent addition, set in front of the tea pavilion. Several ponds include one created for wildlife: lined with puddled clay and fed by rainwater, it’s home to newts, frogs and dragonflies. Rhodds Farm, Lyonshall, Herefordshire HR5 3LW. Opens for the NGS on 7-8 June and 5-6 July, 11am-5pm. Home-made teas available. Adults £5; children free.…

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warm welcome

Opening of Wisley’s new Welcome Building From 10 June, Surrey Award-winning landscape designer Christopher Bradley-Hole has created a striking garden to surround the new welcome building at Wisley. The entrance to the garden, an avenue of 100 cherry blossom trees, will lead to a green space filled with native trees such as silver birch and aspen, as well as a wisteria walk, exotic garden and heather landscape. Inside, visitors can enjoy a new restaurant, café and shop. Tel: 01483 224234;…

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looking ahead: june days out

Beardless Iris Day 1 June, Herefordshire This event, hosted by The British Iris Society, includes talks, lunch, a visit to the national collection of Siberian Irises at Aulden Farm and afternoon tea. Tickets: £20. Chatsworth Flower Show 5-9 June, Derbyshire There will be 13 gardens at Chatsworth this year, including a new ‘mindfulness’ category and an RHS Wildlife Garden. Tickets: from £27.50. Tel: 0844 9959664; Gardeners’ fair at Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens 15 & 16 June, Yorkshire Browse over 50 stalls selling plants and products at this East Yorkshire estate (right), with garden rooms and art. Tickets: £11. Tel: 01262 490324; Garden Museum Literary Festival 21 & 22 June, Norfolk This year’s event at Houghton Hall features 30 speakers, garden tours and an outdoor sculpture exhibition. Tickets: from £25. Tel: 020 7401 8865; Woburn Abbey Garden Show 22…