Robinson College: Old with New and Mistletoe too. (1)

I was very surprised to find a garden open for the National Garden Scheme on Monday 2nd January.  So with Christmas and New Year safely over for another year we set off on a bright but very cold day to  visit Robinson College, Cambridge. The first of my 90 garden challenge. None of the familiar … Continue reading Robinson College: Old with New and Mistletoe too. (1)

Trentham’s Capabilities (3)

Yesterday I was lucky to combine my visit to Staffordshire with a private garden tour at Trentham. An event organised to raise funds for the NGS; what better way to bring such a large public garden into the Scheme? Every garden tells a story and head gardener Carol was brilliant in giving us Garden History, … Continue reading Trentham’s Capabilities (3)

The Well Nourished Garden (4)

There was nothing to commend the weather today. We were promised rain and it came. Cloudy and with poor light the roads in Bedfordshire were dirty grey. In the centre of Ampthill we found the NGS signs pinned to the lamp posts brightly pointing the way to the King's Arms Garden and thank heavens, because … Continue reading The Well Nourished Garden (4)