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Acoustic Garden at Malvern

Post date: Mon, 28/12/2015 - 09:01

Garden designer Pippa Shennan from Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, has been selected to exhibit at next year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Malvern Spring Festival. Pippa was selected to design and exhibit one of the Festival Gardens at the show. The theme chosen for 2016 is ‘Hidden Gems’.

Her garden, entitled ‘A private refuge – a hidden gem’ is believed to be the first to have been designed specifically to cut out external noise through the use of acoustic fencing and a careful choice of water features, plants and trees.

Remember Remember the 5th of November

Post date: Thu, 05/11/2015 - 14:05

As many of us prepare to light bonfires as a centre piece for our firework parties. Here's a timely reminder to watch out for our garden visitors at this time of year and make sure that is it only the 'Guy' who gets burnt and the potatoes that are baked. As you know many types of wildlife love to take shelter from the the cold and the wind and a dry bonfire prepped for the 5th November makes a great hiding place, or place to reside for the winter for those hibernating creatures - such as Hedgehogs. So do check before you light those fires.

Seasonal Catalogue Service

Post date: Tue, 22/09/2015 - 14:54

Country Gardener is once again offering its popular autumn catalogue service that gives you the chance to shop for everything you need for your garden next year from the comfort of your home. Click here to go to our Catalogue Page. Closing date for requests is Friday 30th October 2015.

Toby Buckland Garden Festival dates

Post date: Fri, 14/08/2015 - 16:04

The two dates have been confirmed for the hugely popular Toby Buckland’s Garden Festivals next year organized by Country Gardener Magazines.

The two-day event at Powderham Castle at Kenton near Exeter will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 29th and 30th. It will be the third Devon based event which has proved so popular with visitors from all over the West Country.

Bowood House will host the second event on Friday and Saturday, June 3rd and 4th at the home of Lord and Lady Lansdowne in Calne, Wiltshire.

Are you opening your garden for charity next year?

Post date: Fri, 14/08/2015 - 16:02

At Country Gardener we are always glad to help publicise garden openings for charity in the areas we cover. Some are gardens opening for the local hospice or church, for community amenities, or for the area’s wildlife trust.

Many of them open for the National Gardens Scheme, the charity that raises funds for nursing and caring charities – and has raised the amazing sum of £45 million for the charities they support since its inception in 1927.

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