The English Garden September 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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Stephanie Donaldson Garden writer Stephanie spends her time writing, travelling to see plants in the wild and tending her coastal garden in East Sussex. She pays a visit to Malthouse Farm on page 20. Alexandra Davies Alex has mainly photographed people for the past 11 years, but has diversified and now takes photos of her other favourite subjects: flowers and gardens. She photographed The Grange on page 51. Liz Ware Liz is a writer and photographer. She also runs Silent Space, a scheme encouraging gardens around the UK to reserve an area for silent reflection. In this issue, she visits The Grange, in Oxfordshire on page 51.…

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Our feature rounding up just a handful of the thousands of short courses and workshops gardeners can take this autumn has made me long to sign up for something myself. There are some listed that I’d love to do, like being shown by Fergus Garrett how bulbs are used at Great Dixter, or heading to Iford Manor for new head gardener Troy Scott-Smith’s workshop on creative containers. Turn to page 93 to see if there’s anything that tempts you to learn a new skill. That people like Fergus and Troy are willing to share their experience and knowledge with us is just one example of the generosity of gardeners. Sharing plants and tips is second nature; other gardeners go further, and share their gardens with visitors to raise money for charity…

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spade & pen

Bateman’s Rudyard Kipling’s love of roses is evidenced in the stunning rose garden he designed to sit beside the lily pond at his garden in East Sussex (above). Three varieties of floribunda roses flower through summer into autumn. Tel: 01435 882302; Dove Cottage William Wordsworth described his fell-side garden in Cumbria as ‘a little domestic slip of mountain’. With views over Grasmere Vale, the garden has been restored to the half-wild state the poet loved. Tel: 015394 35544; Hill Top When gardener Pete Tasker arrived at Beatrix Potter’s Lakeland home 30 years ago, the original planting was mostly gone. Now flowers and crops fill the garden once again. Tel: 015394 36269; Monk’s House Virginia Woolf was greatly inspired by her garden in East Sussex (below left), beautifully designed by her husband Leonard Woolf. It…

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sussex prairies

Henfield, West Sussex This exciting, eight-acre prairie garden, created in the shape of a spiralling nautilus shell, has been planted in a naturalistic style with 60,000 plants and over 1,600 different varieties, including a range of unusual ornamental grasses. Visitors can roam bark-chip paths through the layers of colour, texture and architectural splendour in huge borders. Surrounded by mature oak trees with views of Chanctonbury Ring and Devil’s Dyke on the South Downs, the garden also features a permanent sculpture collection, along with rare-breed sheep and pigs, and a new, tropical entrance garden. Sussex Prairies, Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116), Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9AT. Open on 8 September, 11am to 5pm. Home-made teas. Adults £8; children free. Visit for details.…

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prickly fun

CactusWorld LIVE 21 & 22 September, Kent Stunning cacti are on show, with stands from leading nurseries at Lullingstone Castle. Tom Hart Dyke, patron of the British Cactus and Succulent Society, will lead two guided tours of his World Garden alongside Ann Swithinbank and Jane Perrone. There’ll also be cactus talks, demonstrations and workshops to attend, plus a range of family-friendly entertainment, Mexican food and music. Tickets: £10; children under 15 free. Tel: 01322 862114;…

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splendour in the grass

Knoll Gardens’ Festival of Grasses 1 September – 31 October, Dorset Autumn is when the gardens at Knoll reach a crescendo, showcasing the deep jewel colours of grasses and fallen leaves from rare trees and shrubs. The new Festival of Grasses marks 25 years since garden owner Neil Lucas arrived at Knoll and will feature a programme of events and workshops, including guided walks, grass masterclasses and photography workshops. Standard admission: £6.50; children £4.50. Tel: 01202 873931;…