The gardens at Rousham

Getting inspiration from Rousham gardens In his ‘Around the World in 80 Gardens’ television series, Monty Don described Rousham as ‘The greatest masterpiece of English Gardening – a flawless work of genius.’ Designed by William Kent in the 18th Century, it remains virtually unspoilt, which is part of this garden’s unique charm. William Kent – Garden Designer William Kent was … Read More

Things to Keep You Busy in the December Garden

Even the keenest of gardeners can be loath to venture out on grey, sodden days. With the approach of winter, the garden, stripped of its dignity, takes on an air of quietness. After all the activity of autumn there is now an absence of urgency, a calm repose. But cold, clear winter days can be used to tackle those jobs … Read More

Tips for Choosing a Christmas Tree for the Garden

It’s hard to imagine Christmas without the symbol of the evergreen tree being brought indoors, but the aftermath image of brown, discarded trees lined up for disposal is not so appealing. So what’s the alternative? Opting for a real, British-grown container tree that is brought into the house every year for the festive season is probably the most environmentally friendly … Read More