The English Garden March 2020

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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Kathryn Bradley-Hole Kathryn’s lifelong interest in plants has led to a distinguished garden journalism career and her latest book, English Gardens from the archives of Country Life. She visits Thenford on page 20. Sheila Sim Photographer, writer and translator Sheila spends large portions of her time among Scotland, Portugal and Russia, always seeking out new gardens to visit and stories to tell. She explores Humbie Dean on page 28. Helen Yemm Writer and author Helen is a passionate hands-on gardener, best known for fielding readers’ questions on the Telegraph’s ‘Thorny Problems’ page. She admires the garden at Parsonage Oasts in Kent on page 44. IMAGES NEIL HEPWORTH; MARTIN POPE…

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Daffodils are my favourite monocot. I once said that in a flower shop, accidentally revealing the full extent of my horticultural geekiness, much to the mirth of the friend I was with. I don’t care, it’s true. The scent of tazetta daffodils in a vase on the kitchen table or spotting one of my favourite varieties blooming in the garden – these are the signs that spring has truly sprung. In this issue, daffodils are joined by magnolias, camellias and lots of other beautiful early flowers that help put winter behind us. At Thenford, Lord and Lady Heseltine’s collection of magnolias includes plenty that could be just the ticket for your garden, while at Hodnet Hall in Shropshire, they combine with cherries and rhododendrons for a memorable spring stroll. The pretty…

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edwardian elegance

Hidcote Manor The garden rooms at Hidcote (above) in the Cotswolds were developed by Lawrence Johnston to display his extensive plant collection, assembled from countries all over the world. Tel: 01386 438333; Folly Farm Dan Pearson has restored and extended the gardens at Folly Farm in Berkshire, which were originally designed by Edward Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. Features include a sunken pool garden, the flower parterre and Dutch canal. Booking essential for dates in May and July at Iford Manor These Grade I listed gardens in Wiltshire (below) were created by Edwardian designer Harold Peto. Today, a new generation of owners has expanded the garden while preserving its heritage. Tel: 01225 863146; Hestercombe Spanning three centuries of garden design, Hestercombe in Somerset features the Georgian Landscape Garden, the Victorian Shrubbery and the Edwardian Formal…

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whitfield gardens

Whitfield Gardens, part of the Whitfield Estate that lies in the countryside to the southwest of Hereford, consists of parkland, ponds, wildflower meadows and a walled garden. A wonderful collection of species and hybrid magnolias should be in flower when it opens for the National Garden Scheme in March. Admire the ginkgo tree that dates from 1780 and currently holds the record for the one with the greatest girth in England. The 1 . 5-mile woodland walk takes in a grove of towering redwood trees too. Whitfield, Wormbridge, Herefordshire HR2 9BA. Open Sunday 29 March 2pm-5pm. Home-made teas. Admission: Adult: £5; children: free. For more details see…

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early show

Magnolias at Borde Hill 14 March onwards, West Sussex Borde Hill opens its doors two weeks earlier than usual this year so visitors can admire its extensive magnolia collection. Visitors can enjoy over 180 varieties, including Magnolia sprengeri var. diva, the Goddess magnolia, and the new ‘Gardiner Grove’ meadow, planted two years ago with 48 magnolias chosen by RHS expert Jim Gardiner. Magnolia tours take place on 25 March and 3 April. Tickets: £12, including garden entry. Tel: 01444 450326;…

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looking ahead: landscape lectures & exhibitions

‘Skyscape’, Petworth House 11 January-18 March, Sussex Objects from the Ashmolean Museum focus on aerial landscapes in art. Tickets: £5 + standard admission. Tel: 01798 342207; Among the Trees, Hayward Gallery 4 March-7 May, London Featuring many influential works from the past 50 years, this exhibition (right) explores humanity’s complex relationship with trees. Tickets: £16. Tel: 020 3879 9555; ‘Designed Water’ lecture 7 March, Sussex Sally Miller lectures on the history of water in garden design, from Victorian ‘bling’ to the quiet revival of the Italianate style. Tickets: £16. Don McCullin and Tim Marlow, Hauser & Wirth 13 March, Somerset Tim Marlow talks to renowned photographer Don McCullin, whose landscape exhibition ‘The Stillness of Life’ runs at Hauser & Wirth until 4 May. Tickets: £15. Tel: 01749 814060; Landscape as Art, V&A 21-22 March, London Dr Paula Henderson leads this…