Jardin Exotique, Eze

http://www.jardinexotique-eze.fr/en/The Exotic Garden of Eze is located on the site of a medieval fortress, perched 429 metres above the Mediterranean Sea. The panorama from the garden offers one of the most spectacular views of the French Riviera extending all the way to the Esterel Mountains and the Golf of Saint Tropez. Today the south facing […]

Great Dixter

I went to visit Great Dixter in May when the poppies were out, but you can guarantee that it is at it’s peak now.  It has stunning herbaceous borders, beautiful flower colour combinations and a lot of different ‘rooms’ of interest. Go and see it if you can.   Great Dixter  was the family home of […]

West Lavington Manor

West Lavington Manor is a 5 acre walled garden first established in C17 by John Danvers who brought Italianate gardens to the UK. There is a stunning herbaceous border,  a redeveloped beautiful Japanese garden with tea house, a new rose garden chockablock full of different varieties,  an orchard and an arboretum with some outstanding specimen […]

‘Pearl’ garden in South west London

Pearl garden in South West London For this small Streatham garden we needed to create the perfect place in which to entertain. The owner is a busy professional who travels massively and who wanted a garden that could instantly look good on arrival home; daytime or evening. What was an untended space has turned into […]

A shrub for January – Gorse!

I had been thinking all this month about what should be my January shrub and hadn’t come to any conclusions,  leaving it rather late and then I was in Suffolk this week-end on the Heritage Coast near Dunwich and saw this spectacular display of gorse – with its fabulous fragrance.  This is a wonderful and […]