The English Garden July 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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Agnes Stevenson Agnes is a journalist specialising in Scottish gardens. She edits Scottish Gardener magazine and gardens a steeply sloping woodland in southwest Scotland. She visits the garden at Greywalls on page 38. Nicola Stocken Nicola travels all over the UK, conveying the beauty of gardens and plants through words and pictures and meeting many remarkable people. She visits Corner House Farm and Quoy of Houton in this issue. Jill Anderson Jill is a writer, author and award-winning designer, with a special interest in sustainability and organic gardening. She visits the organic kitchen garden at Dorset’s Deans Court on page 61. IMAGES NEIL HEPWORTH; NICOLA STOCKEN…

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It’s the height of summer and gardens are cranking up a gear: borders everywhere are billowing and overflowing with colour. This issue showcases a range of gardens that are all brimming with summer joy, yet each has a very different style. At Malverleys in Hampshire, head gardener Mat Reese has its wildly romantic look under control and its seemingly unrestrained appearance is a careful, and highly skilful, orchestration. Roses and cottage garden favourites spill over the paths at Corner House Farm in Lincolnshire, meanwhile, but at Stretton Old Hall in Cheshire, pathways are neatly marked with orderly lavender and smartly aligned rows of potted olives. In what is perhaps the most northerly garden The English Garden has ever featured, Quoy of Houton on Orkney’s Mainland, plants have no choice but…

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fruitful promise

Beningbrough Hall Stroll through the historic pear arch at Beningbrough Hall (above) in Yorkshire and enjoy the collection of apple, pear, plum and cherry trees in this two-acre walled garden. Elsewhere you’ll find a pergola and ha-ha walk. Tel: 01904 472027; Brantwood John Ruskin’s former home on a Cumbrian mountainside features unique gardens such as Hortus Inclusus, a herb garden laid out in the form of a medieval manuscript. The orchard here was planted in Ruskin’s memory. Tel: 015394 41396; Fenton House Step through the iron gates of this 17th-century North London merchant’s house to find a sunken rose garden and a historic orchard containing 32 heritage varieties of apples and pears. Tel: 020 7435 3471; Hill Close Gardens These Warwickshire gardens (below) are the last surviving group of detached Victorian pleasure gardens with…

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hurdley hall

Powys, Wales This stunning two-acre garden set around a 17th-century house (not open to the public) boasts herbaceous and mixed borders that are brimming with seasonal colour. Ponds, topiary and a kitchen garden add to the magic, while mown paths leading through the glorious five-acre Coronation Meadow take you on to a newly planted orchard, pastures and ancient woodland. The steep slopes provide stunning views out across the surrounding countryside and adjoining Roundton Hill National Nature Reserve. Hurdley Hall, Hurdley, Churchstoke, Powys SY15 6DY. Opens for the National Garden Scheme on 7 July, 10.30am to 5pm. Home-made teas are available, with live music by Bishops Castle Swing Band from 2pm. Adults £5; children free.…

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sweet treats

Sweet Pea Week 30 June-1 July, Lincolnshire Easton Walled Gardens will open its doors daily during the first week of July to show off its fantastic display of sweet peas. Visitors can enjoy 50 varieties of sweet pea including heritage, modern, scented, striped, flaked and bicolour types, and see the various trial beds aiming at strengthening existing blue varieties. Other seasonal attractions include roses, glorious meadows, herbaceous displays and delicious cream teas. Tickets: £7.50. Tel: 01476 530063;…

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purple haze

Lavender Tours At Castle Farm Throughout July, Kent Head to Kent for a fragrant tour around Castle Farm’s lavender fields led by an expert guide. Walk through the fields to learn about the different varieties grown on the farm and then stroll around the distillery, where you will find out how lavender can be used and how to extract its precious oil. Weekday tours also include a glass of Castle Farm apple juice and a lavender shortbread biscuit. Tickets £8.50 for a 75-minute tour. Tel: 01959 523219;…