Teddington Gardener Review of the Year – March 2014 – Kew and Wisley, The Savill Garden and Petersham Nurseries. Spring advances.

My first March visit to Kew Gardens A purchase of a very brilliant little machine - scarifying and aerating the lawn with ease... My first March visit to Kew Gardens - taking in the Pagoda, Chokushi-mon Japanese Landscape, the Xstrata and some of the arboretum. My first week at Petersham Nurseries, at the beginning of…

The Savill Garden in November (well Autumn last year but I must return there soon…!)

I'm reprising these photos, taken almost exactly a year ago, in The Savill Garden, part of Windsor Great Park, cosseted by Virginia Water. I must return there soon, before the strengthening winds strip the trees bare. I hope these pictures might convince you to put on your wellies and get out there too - or…

The Savill Garden – more #hydrangealove

The Glades, a woodland garden within the whole that is The Savill Garden, holds an impressive selection of mature trees and shrubs and a more recently planted collection of hydrangeas - of every type and hue. This might be their third year, though some specimens seems a little more mature while other swathes of plants…

A Royal Landscape – The Savill Garden in late summer

The Savill Garden is a wonder, 35 acres of woodland and ornamental gardens all within the Royal Landscape of Windsor Great Park. There are displays for every season and just now, the herbaceous borders within the Summer Gardens are just gorgeous and, for another post, the hydrangeas in The Glades too. Complete your visit with…

Magnolias – a New Ice Age at The Savill Garden

Look up! These are, for the most part, big trees in the landscape, tall, towering forms with blossoms in crystalline white, glacial and very probably played by Tilda Swinton in the movie - but there are elsewhere, blushes of pink too, still cool but not so icy and with one, a definite warm, deep-rose. All…

Spring delights in the The Savill Garden

  A pageant of colour - rhododendrons and camellias, hellebores and pulmonarias, cherry blossom, crocus, narcissus, daphne and more - but which group of plants is missing from this gallery. It's a biggie?! Links http://www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/gardens-and-landscape/the-savill-garden http://www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/seasonal-highlights/the-savill-garden/march-and-april/ http://www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/visitor-information/the-savill-building/

The Savill Garden in Autumn (Part 4)

http://www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/gardens-and-landscape/the-savill-garden/ Please do look through their own website and if you are anywhere near, any time of year, go visit! There you are - the final installment from The Savill Garden, this afternoon. OK, I confess, I did continue around the vastness of Virginia Water, but those photographs come later...