Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Lives of the Great Gardeners

Tour Host, Stephen Anderton
Just Published
The Times garden correspondent and award-winning author Stephen Anderton has just published his new history of the lives of great gardeners encompassing all walks of life, periods in history and geographical locations interestingly arranged in 4 sections reflecting different movements and garden styles. Stephen's earlier book, 'Discovering Welsh Gardens' includes many of those featured in the upcoming Welsh Borders garden tour end of June, a tour hosted by Stephen with a visit to New Inn Farm, his own garden near Abergavenny.

Welsh Border Tour: June 2017
There are currently just a few places left on this tour, so we advise booking soon to avoid disappointment. For full details, click the following link: Gardens of the Welsh Borders. Helena Gerrish has invited us to visit the gardens at High Glanau, their Arts & Crafts manor house near Monmouth. To read an article written by Helena Gerrish for Country Life, click the following link: High Glanau Manor Gardens

Traveller Comments: Welsh Border Tour, 2015

'Many thanks to all concerned with this tour....'

'Very impressed by the variety of the gardens and the enthusiasm and welcome from the owners and gardeners which gave a very special feel to the visits...'

'Each garden visited was special...'

'Delighted with the variety and standards of the gardens...'

'The introductions from their owners/head gardeners was excellent. Lunches served were first class...'

'A lovely mix of gardens: something for everyone. Peter Clay's garden was the highlight...'

'Sophie, our tour leader, was excellent: extremely helpful & friendly....'

'Can't praise you enough...'

'Please thank Sophie for leading a very friendly, noisy, happy bunch of folk. It all moulded so well...'

'The tour was excellent: well-planned with superb leaders...'

'Good choice of gardens which exceeded our expectations. Essential element was hearing the owners talk... '

'The surprise of The Laskett at the end was a perfect round-off to a wonderful break...'

'Will certainly recommend Boxwood to friends & family....'

'Very efficient team...'

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