Cambridge University Botanic Garden will celebrate 40th birthday in 2019

In 1979, Cambridge University Botanic Garden was the first botanic garden in the UK to dedicate an area solely to plants offering ornamental winter interest. In 2019 we celebrate the 40th birthday of our Winter Garden – a vibrant, colourful and fragrant space of brightly coloured stems, winter flowering shrubs,

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Horticultural Week Custodian Awards 2018

Horticultural Week Custodian Awards 2018

The Horticulture Week Custodian Awards, now in their third year, celebrate excellence in parks, gardens, grounds and tree management. Run by Horticulture Week, they reward the unsung heroes who ensure we can continue to enjoy our life-enhancing green spaces, from our urban and national parks to our historic and botanic gardens and arboreta, woodlands and grounds.

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Rugosa Roses

Rugosa Roses

This useful group of roses, often dismissed as hedging roses, doesn’t always receive the respect it deserves. Very hardy, disease resistant, repeat flowering, tolerant of poor soils and exposed sites and with an exceptionally good ‘old rose’ scent, rugosas will also do well in richer soils and perform well in

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Dry gardens in the Mediterranean: An undiscovered diversity

Mediterranean Gardening Association Portugal International Spring Conference 2016 Wildflower walk at Cape St. Vincent In April I had the opportunity to attend a spring conference in the Algarve, organised by the Mediterranean Gardening Association Portugal. I was one of two other professional horticulturists who were sponsored to attend the weekend-long

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Winners of Professional Gardeners’ Guild Awards, 2016

Winners of Professional Gardeners’ Guild Awards, 2016

Many congratulations to the Award Winners Loyal Service Awards: Ian Stephenson for the major contribution he has made to the quality and development of the highly renowned gardens at Monteviot House in Roxburghshire. John Ellis for developing and maintaining to the highest of standards the wonderful gardens at Wallington in

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