You may have heard the news, that the proposed plans for improving the A3/M25 interchange in Surrey will result in the compulsory takeover of 10,000sq meters of the RHS Wisley Gardens. If this proposal is successful, it will result in the destruction of over 500 important specimen trees, and will remove the treeline, which provides shelter between the busy A3 and the RHS Wisley Trials Field; this area of Wisley Gardens is already greatly affected by noise from the volume of traffic passing by as it is.
If you’re planning a special family day out to celebrate Father’s Day 2017, I hope this list of garden events and activities will help you to enjoy a wonderful weekend with your family and friends.
The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5AP, are offering free entry to all Fathers who are accompanied by a full price, paying child, on Father’s Day, Sunday 18th June 2017, for all the details, please click here.
If you’re looking for a special day out for Mother’s Day 2017, I hope this list of garden events will help you.
Cliveden, Cliveden Road, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL1 8NS, are offering free entry for all Mothers visiting Cliveden with their children on Mother’s Day, Sunday 26th March 2017, for all the details, please click here.
Daffodils are such cheerful flowers, heralding the start of springtime, they are a real joy to behold. There are many different varieties of daffodils available; you can find daffodils flowering from early January until late May and beyond – so there’s plenty of time to enjoy their beauty.
Here’s some information on where you can find some beautiful daffodil gardens to visit, as well as some lovely, fun, and interesting daffodil events to attend in 2017:Places To See Daffodils In Surrey, Hampshire And West Sussex: Surrey Daffodils
Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey GU8 4AD.
Here are the dates and details of some of the Daffodil Shows and Competitions that will be held in 2017:Royal Horticultural Society Daffodil Competitions and Shows
RHS Garden Rosemoor
Rosemoor Daffodil Competition will be held on Saturday 11th March 2017 and Sunday 12th March 2017. On Saturday, the Rosemoor Daffodil Competition will open at 11.30am after judging has finished.
There are many local plant sales, fetes, and opportunities to buy wonderful, locally grown plants at fantastic prices, or even to swap for free! Great quality, rare, hard to find, special, and unusual plants can be found at the specialist plant fairs and other events that I have listed below.
In this 2017 calendar of specialist plant fairs, sales, swaps, and other lovely events where you can buy plants, I have included large plant sales, such as the plant sale at the Loseley Park Spring Show, large events, such as the Chilli Fiesta at West Dean Gardens, much smaller plant sales organised by local groups, and plant societies, and everything in between!
From Wednesday the 19th October 2016, through until Sunday 23rd October 2016, visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can celebrate the season at the Taste of Autumn 2016 Festival.
There’s so much to see and do at Taste of Autumn 2016, you could take a tour of the orchard, fruit garden, and vegetable garden, or learn more about growing vegetables with members of the National Vegetable Society, where you can also enter a fun competition to guess the weight of the pumpkin, and see other wonderful autumnal vegetables.
The RHS Wisley Flower Show was opened by actress Dame Penelope Keith, on Tuesday 6th September 2016. This lovely flower show runs until Sunday 11th September 2016, so you still have time to plan your visit.
There’s free entry to the RHS Wisley Flower Show for RHS Members, who can also bring a family member to the show without charge. If you’re not a member of the RHS, this is a great time to join.
I had a lovely afternoon visiting The Cyclamen Society Early Spring Show at the Hillside Events Centre at RHS Garden Wisley today.
I hope these money saving offers and ideas will inspire you to garden, encourage you to support local businesses and gardens, and save you money!The Savill Garden, near Englefield Green, Windsor, as pictured in December. This lovely garden will be opening its doors for free to visitors throughout January and February 2016.
The Savill Garden, near Englefield Green, Windsor, TW20 0UJ, is opening its doors for free to visitors throughout January and February 2016.