Bowood House, Wiltshire

PGG Southern area visit to Bowood House and Gardens in Wiltshire. Bowood House itself is set in the middle of Capability’ Brown’s grade 1 park. The upper terrace was designed by Sir Robert Smirk in 1818, the lower terrace by George Kennedy in 1851.

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Somerleyton Hall, Suffolk

PGG Southern area visit to Somerleyton Hall, Suffolk – the grandest estate in East Suffolk. The walled gardens house an exceptional range of original Joseph Paxton glasshouses including the recently restored peach ‘cases’ which run the length and width of one of the walls.

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The Bug Man at Home #7

The Bug Man at Home #7

I’ve always wanted a little bit of woodland as part of my garden. Living in tied accommodation however, means you get what you get and keep it tidy and maintained. It was nice when we moved to find that our new garden abutted an untidy, overgrown orchard; not ours but a nice compromise.

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Events now booking for 2015

Events now booking for 2015

Following an extremely interesting and varied events schedule this year, your area Organisers have been busy planning more visits and events for 2015. Some of these are now open for booking so please have a look at the Events page and remember that places do fill up very quickly. If there’s a location you don’t want to miss you can book it now!

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Minterne House gardens and Sherborne Castle, Dorset

Professional Gardeners’ Guild Southern Area visit to Minterne House and gardens and Sherborne Castle, Dorset. The Minterne Valley was landscaped in the manner of Capability Brown in the 18th Century. Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown created the lake at Sherborne Castle in 1753, giving Sherborne the very latest in landscape gardening.

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The Bug Man at Home #5

A Growing Garden with Room for Visitors. Time has moved on so quickly since we moved, it’s nearly six years already, and much has changed since the rough plan in ‘Bug Man #3’, so here’s a plan of what it looks like now… The garden layout It’s a garden that

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The Bug Man at Home #4

Plants part 2…The move Maintaining memories Living in our previous tied accommodation had left us with many lovely memories of time spent in the garden, part of these memories was impacted on by the plants we had, and the thought of leaving everything behind could not be entertained. The biggest

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