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 garden tour, I had bid farewell to my husband in London, took a train […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
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 buildings and surrounding cottages combine to make a truly charming scene. There are collections […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
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 their fine specimen trees and shrubs as well as for the striking garden follies […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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, Tudor, and Elizabethan periods. By the late 1500s, it housed a chapel. The unique Elizabethan cloister […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wonderful Dawyck Botanic Garden and Arboretum – how fortunate we were to walk along its pathways crisscrossing 26 hectares (65 acres) in the Scottish Borderlands, in Stoho, south of Edinburgh. And how fortunate we all are that the former estate owners – the Veitch family in the 17th century; then the Sir John Murray Naesmyth (Naesmith) family (from […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On the day we visited the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) in June 2016, we were fortunate to find a nearby parking space and enter via the RBGE’s East Gate on Inverleith Row. It was an accidental starting point, but entering by one gate or another does help frame the answer to a rhetorical question: how does one even begin to explore […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
How perfect could it be? 2016 was the summer of my 60th birthday. I had my British garden tour planned in my head for, gosh, at least a decade. I knew with certainty where I wanted to go, what I wanted to see, and which gardens I wanted to include on this, my first, trip […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Text and images by guest contributor Sheri Bailey… Vallarta Botanic Garden (Photo 1) While visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico during Spring Break, 2016, I had an opportunity to take what is known as the “Hidden Mexico” tour. This tour of Puerto Vallarta’s southern region provides an insight into the area and the lives of the residents. One of the highlights of the tour […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What a great pleasure it was to visit Glasgow’s lovely Botanic Garden in summer 2016 as our first tourist stop in Scotland. It has been almost 200 years since botanist Thomas Hopkirk founded Glasgow’s Botanic Garden in the city’s west end in 1817. In its original layout, the garden at that time spanned eight acres […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In chinook territory, where warm winds can break the grip of winter, residents and visitors in Calgary get to enjoy an even better break from winter on a daily basis. Calgary’s delightful Devonian Gardens, set in the heart of the downtown district, offer a lift to the spirits and the tonic of a stroll through […]Continue Reading... No Comments.