RHS Wisley – woodlanders, rock gardens and alpines, many roses and more …

  If like me you have rejoiced in the fact that the gardens at RHS Wisley have reopened, but chagrinned that the timed visitor slots are booked solid though to the middle of July, a little public service blogging here, reprising a trip to the gardens exactly a year ago. You needn't miss all the…

A break in the weather and time to get to RHS Wisley – woodlanders, rock gardens and alpines, many roses and more …

The weather has been decidedly un-summery these past few days and further North, it is set to be one of the wettest on record. Us softy Southerners, by geography if not by birth, have it a little brighter but still, dank, damp, humid and overcast. Still, I wanted to see the new retail space and…

A Chill Yorkshire Odyssey to end the Year and some Art at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to begin 2015

A walk from Grimwith Reservoir towards Skyreholme, past the delightful (but closed) house and gardens at Parceval Hall and over the snowy moors. Parceval Hall is well worth the effort, an Arts and Craft star in a very unexpected setting. From my own back catalogue... https://teddingtongardener.com/2013/07/08/parcevall-hall-gardens-yorkshire-dales/ https://teddingtongardener.com/2013/07/08/the-clattering-of-rubies/ https://teddingtongardener.com/2013/07/07/a-yorkshire-tale/   This icy New Year's Eve walk…

John Pawson’s serpentine Sackler Crossing (and ducks)

Sackler Crossing Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London 2004 – 2006 The Sackler Crossing is part of a new route through the 120 hectares of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Set low to the surface of the lake, its serpentine form seems to float across the water, allowing people to experience the surrounding landscape from new…