Cookie Buxton Gardening Blog

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What's New

Enjoy gardening articles and photographs about northern gardens, wildlife, and public gardens in Canada and abroad through Cookie Buxton's What's New blog listings.

Home and Cottage Gardens

See a few home garden layouts and plant selections, and pick up a few new tips from what others have achieved with their home and cottage garden properties.

Miniature Gardens

For those who no longer actively keep a garden, or who want to extend their creativity to other areas, constructing a miniature garden might be the right spare time hobby.

World Gardens

The world is full of gorgeous gardens - starting with those near you. Whether you are an armchair traveller or planning a future trip, the Cookie Buxton Canadian gardening blog shares stories and images of world-class gardens.

  • Stowe House and Garden, England

    South view of Stowe House
    Stowe House and Garden
    Georgian and Regency periods in garden history are fascinating to me. I am charmed by England’s famous Stowe House and Garden, which includes 250 acres of gorgeous parklands. Stowe House, where construction was […]

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  • Blenheim Palace Gardens, England

    Water Terrace Gardens at Blenheim Palace
    Blenheim Palace Gardens
    Of places visited on my self-guided tour of British gardens, a favourite for me was Bleinheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, and Blenheim Palace Gardens and surrounding parklands.
    As I left the visitor […]

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  • Chastleton Garden, England

    Chastleton Garden
    Chastleton Garden, like the Jacobean Chastleton House to which it belongs, has its own unique history, shaped by periods of growth and decline, conservation, and restoration. Chastleton Garden, besides being a lovely historic garden, is also uniquely credited with […]

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  • Thomas Blake Memorial Garden, England

    Thomas Blake Memorial Garden
    Tucked off Wye Street in England’s lovely Ross-on-Wye is a pretty little commemorative garden, named The Thomas Blake Memorial Garden. I appreciated the garden for its history and tradition of upkeep by volunteers as well as for […]

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  • Snowshill Manor and Garden, England

    Snowshill Manor and Garden
    Snowshill Manor and Garden, in the Cotswolds, is well known for extraordinary collectibles on display inside the Snowshill Manor. My visit was to the Snowshill Garden, and did not include visiting inside the buildings.
    During this week of […]

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  • Hidcote Manor Garden, England

    Hidcote Manor Garden
    Widely known as one of Britain’s most celebrated and significant gardens, Hidcote Manor Garden, England, in the Cotswolds, is a treasured property, and well worth visiting.
    Hidcote is situated in pastoral countryside near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. The garden and […]

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  • Kennedy House Gardens, Manitoba

    Kennedy House Gardens
    The Kennedy House Gardens in St. Andrews, Manitoba, maintained within the River Road Provincial Park system, make for a nice stop en route to other visitor attractions in St. Andrews north of Winnipeg. River Road runs along the […]

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  • Bath – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Bath, England
    What a pleasure it was to visit gorgeous Bath, England – UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Our visit began with a walk around Bath Abbey, near the River Avon, and on to the Roman Baths Museum and Pump Room.
    The ancient Baths were […]

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  • Stourhead Garden, England

    Stourhead Garden
    The famous Stourhead Garden garden is one of Britain’s greatest and most cherished Georgian landscape gardens.
    Stourhead gardens were designed by the estate’s owner Henry Hoare II, and laid out between 1741 and 1780 in a classical, 18th-century design. The […]

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  • Aberglasney Heritage Garden

    Of before-and-after home and garden restorations, the beautiful Welsh Aberglasney heritage garden and estate mansion in the Tywi Valley in Llangathen, Carmarthenshire, belongs on the list of impressive projects.
    The estate at Aberglasney is known to have been inhabited through medieval, […]

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