Create your seaside garden

Create your seaside garden

By Sara Milne Creating a coastal garden isn’t as hard as it sounds – all you need is hardy plants, good shelter and some authentic nautical or seashore accessories. Ideally, you could make the most of the unique features of a coastal landscape and...
Summer inspiration

Summer inspiration

Gardens to visit and enjoy in August and September. GASPER COTTAGE Sunday, August 11, 10.30 – 5pm Bella Hoare and Johnnie Gallop invite you to come to their beautiful garden, with views to glorious countryside. There is luxurious planting of dahlias, grasses,...
10 Favourite Low Maintenance Perennials for Your Garden

10 Favourite Low Maintenance Perennials for Your Garden

By Dimo Koev Perennial plants are a perfect fit for every garden. They add colour and spirit to the garden from April to November, so you can enjoy them as long as possible. Moreover, they are very easy to grow, maintain and are versatile in the ways you can grow...
Café garden cultivates new friends

Café garden cultivates new friends

Try gardening to make friends and get handy hints on sowing, growing, pruning and all things horticultural. Alzheimer’s Support runs a friendly and welcoming Gardening Café for those living with dementia and their carers on the second Wednesday of each month at Heale...
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...

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