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Betty's - Home of the nanny brigade

We went to RHS Harlow Carr at the end of June to catch-up with two friends before they went "Stateside" for a month's holiday. Before venturing down to the gardens, we were to take lunch in the Betty's Restaurant. (Betty's makes me come over all…
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Grumpy old women....

What with the dire weather, Fereday and I find that many of our "summer" evenings are ending with a hot cuppa in front of the idiot box rather than a restful hour in the garden while the sun sets with an investigating rabbit providing the requisite…
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"The Ning Cycle"

AHHHHHHHHHHH HAAAH! After a period in the Wagnerian hinterland when Ning the Merciless refused me access to my blog - I'm back! I can't tell you how overjoyed I am - I'm even mixing my references.... 9 hours of Germanic opera sitting side-by-side…
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Nothing quite like parents....

This morning, we've had an email... It's headed "from me to you" and comes from Fereday's Dad (Fereday Snr).... now, from the heading, you'd be forgiven for thinking Fereday Snr is about to impart some age-old Fereday family wisdom... but you'd be…
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Why this Garden Works


Each article is presented by landscape designer, Tracy Rich, who will examine a single garden and provide design tips based on that garden's layout, materials and planting.

Tuinen Mien Ruys

Mien Ruys' own garden in the Netherlands is the ideal place to start a new series on design articles on 'Why this Garden Works'.

Lan Su Chinese Garden

Lan Su is a great example of urban garden design. Its whole purpose is to help people relax and to inspire creativity by connecting with nature, even in the centre of town. 

Hauser & Wirth Garden

The main wow factor of this garden is the large perennial meadow out the back called Oudolf Field after its famous Dutch designer, Piet Oudolf. However, the gallery complex also contains some other very interesting spaces.

 

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