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Cookie Buxton Canadian Gardening Blog

Welcome to, a Canadian gardening blog for those who love gardens - whether you tend your own or enjoy visiting gardens and parklands to gather ideas and take in the beauty around you.

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.

  • 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 its attributes as […]

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  • 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 my self-guided British […]

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  • Hidcote Manor Garden, England

    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 its lovely […]

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  • Kennedy House Gardens in St. Andrews, Manitoba

    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 west side […]

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  • Bath – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    What a pleasure it was to visit gorgeous Bath – 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 built in the […]

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  • Stourhead Landscape Garden

    The famous Stourhead landscape garden is one of Britain’s greatest and most cherished Georgian 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 gardens are noted […]

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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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  • Charming Cottage Garden in Wales

    Relying on our in-car GPS, and travelling west following our stop in Brecon, we were amazed that we somehow managed to arrive at our destination near Felingwym Uchaf, in Carmarthenshire, close to the pre-arranged time of 4 pm. The sun […]

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  • Brecon Cathedral, Wales

    Travelling along the northern border of the Brecon Beacons towards our destination at Felingwym Uchaf in Wales, we made a worthwhile side trip into the town of Brecon. There, we visited the beautiful Brecon Cathedral and Close.
    The Cathedral is one […]

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  • Rhydspence Inn, Wales


    En route to the Brecon Beacons in Wales, approaching from Hay-on-Wye in the borderland Wye River Valley, we stayed over night at the Rhydspence Inn, a drover’s inn dating back to 1380.
    What a pleasure it was to dine in the cozy […]

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