Photos: Blair Castle Gardens 13 August ’23

Photos: Blair Castle Gardens 13 August ’23

Blair Castle stands as the focal point in a designed landscape of some 2,500 acres within a Highland estate. The Hercules Garden is a walled garden of about nine acres recently restored to its original 18th-century design with landscaped ponds, a Chinese bridge, contemporary plantings, vegetables and an orchard of

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Photos: Wemyss Castle Gardens 2023

Photos: Wemyss Castle Gardens 2023

Friday the 26th of May. The grounds at Wemyss Castle have been gardened formally since the 17th century, each generation introducing their own aesthetics and ideas. After the second world war the walled garden at Wemyss Castle became largely redundant. Since 1993 it has been lovingly overhauled and redesigned by

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Photos: Holker Hall, June 18th 2021

Photos: Holker Hall, June 18th 2021

We had high expectations of this visit and with members from as far away as west Wales and East Anglia and as the visit unfolded we were not disappointed. After an introductory talk by the Head Gardener he took us on a magical tour of the gardens and arboretum explaining everything on the

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Photos: Three Hagges & Skipwith June 2021

Photos: Three Hagges & Skipwith June 2021

We arrived at Three Hagges on what looked to be a promising day and we were not to be disappointed. It began with a talk from the owner about the concept and planning of what to do with ‘reclaimed’ agricultural land concept through species selection, planting and sowing. The area now becoming established

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Photos: Weston Park May 21st 2021

This was the first PGG meeting since the easing of lock down restrictions and 20 members took the opportunity to make the trip to Weston Park in Shropshire. We arrived in the rain and left in the rain, slightly damp but in high spirits. We’d done what PGG’s love best..

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Photos: Wales Study Tour 2019

Photos: Wales Study Tour 2019

Photos from the PGG Study Tour of South Wales in September 2019 which included visits to a cross section of gardens ancient and modern in the south of Wales, to see Victorian plant collecting and rockwork, high formality from Medieval and Edwardian times to the twentieth century, planting by major

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Photos: Tusmore Park June ’19

Photos: Tusmore Park June ’19

Photos from the PGG visit to Tusmore Park on 26th June, 2019. These few pictures do not do the garden proud. A fantastic garden with some of the best and highest level of maintenance we’ve ever seen. With much work still in progress I can’t wait wait for a second

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Photos: Trotton Place, June 7th 2019

Photos: Trotton Place, June 7th 2019

Photos from the PGG visit on 7th June to Trotton Place, a privately owned working garden encompassing almost 9 acres of ornamental borders, lawns, meadows, topiary and water features, with a large walled kitchen garden at its heart producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers.

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Photos: Stonefield Castle Hotel & Ormsary House

Photos: Stonefield Castle Hotel & Ormsary House

Stonefield Castle A wet day on the west coast of Scotland did not deter a dedicated group of PGG members exploring this neglected but wonderful garden and plant collection on the west coast of Scotland. The garden contains a wide and varied plant collection with many original plants from the

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