Bee Day buzzes at Mompesson House

Bee Day buzzes at Mompesson House

On Saturday, June 15, annual ‘Bee Day’, the National Trust team at Mompesson House in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close is welcoming Salisbury and District Beekeepers Association, a group of hobbyist beekeepers who meet regularly. “Bee Day is a great opportunity for...
Open garden and RSPB fundraising

Open garden and RSPB fundraising

Avon Cottage, Lower Woodford, Salisbury, is open on Sunday June 9, from 2pm to 5pm to raise funds for the local RSPB branch. Entry is £4 adults, children free, and assistance dogs only. Avon Cottage, partly 16th century, is in two acres of informal gardens overlooking...
Royal patron for Horatio

Royal patron for Horatio

Horatio’s Garden has a Royal Patron. Princess Eugenie will be supporting the charity’s vision of having thriving gardens in all of the UK’s regional spinal injuries centres. Having undergone surgery for scoliosis in 2002 at the age of 12, Princess Eugenie has had a...
Glorious gardens attract celebrities

Glorious gardens attract celebrities

A spectacular day of garden tours, musical and spoken word entertainment is in Fonthill House Gardens, near Tisbury, on Sunday, June 9. Between 12noon and 5pm, visitors can enjoy artisan stalls, live entertainment, tombola, face-painting and refreshments, organised by...
Summer season of tea parties

Summer season of tea parties

Join Joanna Lumley and Horatio’s Garden this summer by taking up teapots, baking favourite cakes and putting on Fabulous Summer Tea Parties.

Join the kids garden group

Join the kids garden group

A new Garden Gang Facebook page to get children outside and involved in gardening has been launched by Haskins Garden Centres. The Facebook page provides parents with regular updates suitable for children, including how to encourage wildlife into the garden, an array...
Rare chance to visit country house

Rare chance to visit country house

Hatch House Open Garden is on Sunday June 2, in aid of Salisbury Hospice Charity Described as idyllic, Hatch House is in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. By kind permission of Sir Henry and Lady Rumbold, the annual Open Garden is a great event for all the...
Competitive Summer in the city

Competitive Summer in the city

The popular City Garden Competition is now open to anyone who has a garden in Salisbury city – private, pubs, community groups and schools. Gardens are awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold and open to all, whether an old hand or new. Organisers Salisbury City Council...
Growing to love shady gardens

Growing to love shady gardens

By Sara Milne sara@thegardeningpr.co.uk A shady garden can be a beautiful retreat if you plan properly and give it a little bit of TLC. Shady gardens need character as well as beauty. Shade is seldom constant. It varies according to the season and time of day, so the...
Enjoying spring gardens

Enjoying spring gardens

Spring is here, and what a better time to visit gardens and see the beginnings of flowers bursting into life? Valley News has picked out two gardens for you to enjoy in the coming month of April. Sunday April 14 The Old Vicarage, Shaftesbury. A stunning award-winning...
WEST STOUR VILLAGE PLANT SALE

WEST STOUR VILLAGE PLANT SALE

Visit West Stour Plant Sale from 10am to noon on May 4 at Church House in the centre of the village. Usual extensive selection of bedding plants and perennials is on offer. The Village Hall is open for refreshments, cake sales, and a raffle. Parking is in a nearby...
It’s that blooming time again

It’s that blooming time again

National Trust garden teams in the South West go out into the gardens on Monday, February 11, to count blooms for the annual Valentine’s Day Flower count. Spring is just around the corner and winter is on its (br)exit. But there’s some confusion in the flower world:...

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