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763East Bergholt Place, East Bergholt, Suffolk01206 299 224www.placeforplants.co.ukCO7 6UPOpen daily, 1 Mar-30 Sep, 10am-5pm, except Easter Sun. Adults/OAPs £6, children free. Card valid: Mon-Sat in 2013 only.parking,toilets,part-disabled,plants,refreshments,shop,public-transpor...
893North Connel, Oban, Argyll 01796 481355www.ardchattan.co.ukPA37 1RQOpen 25 Mar-31 Oct, daily, 9.30am-5.30pm. Adults/OAPs £3.50, under-17s free. Card not valid Jul-Aug or on charity days – phone or see website for details.parking,toilets,full-disabled,dogs,plants
900Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire01796 481 207www.blair-castle.co.ukPH18 5TLOpen 25 Mar-31 Oct, daily, 9.30am-5.30pm. Adults/OAPs £5.40, children (5-16) £2.50.parking,toilets,part-disabled,picnic,food-drink,shop,dogs,public-transport
I've had another thought about small trees. For a more formal look you should consider the classic topiary trees - a short list would include yews, box, beech, limes and holm oaks. All of them are terribly amenable and happy to be chopped and pruned
Stone me!This is THE year for fruit as far as I'm concerned. About five years ago we started our own mini-orchard with some great bare root fruit trees from a local fruit nursery. Then we added to them over the next year or two. Despite the fact
the disappointing summer crop and anticipate the pleasures of autumn – a great time for garden visits and choosing new trees and shrubs.Some of the leaves are showing the first signs of autumn colour, with golden yellow developing in tree canopies. I’m looking
I can't really let May pass without mentioning the hawthorn (aka Crataegus monogyna). It is after all the May tree.For those of a mystical bent it carries more folklore and strange stories than many trees. It's all bound up with spring, rising sap
641Canterbury Road, Challock, Ashford, Kent01233 740 735www.beechcourtgardens.co.ukTN25 4DJOpen 30 Mar-31 Oct, Sat-Thu, 10.30am-5.30pm. Adults £5, OAPs £4.50, children (5-16) £1. Single discount with card: 50p.parking,toilets,full-disabled,plants,refreshments,picnic,food-drink,sh...
870Sausmarez Road, St Martin, Guernsey01481 235 571www.sausmarezmanor.co.uk & artparks.co.ukGY4 6SGOpen all year, daily, 10am-5pm. Adults £6, OAPs £5.50, children (3-18) £4. Single discount with card: 50%.parking,toilets,part-disabled,plants,refreshments,shop,public-transport
. While I was there I thought I may as well do a couple of jobs, so I set about thinning out the fruit on the apple trees. This year my three apple trees have flowered and set fruit beautifully; the branches are laden with bunches of marble-sized fruits