Tropical Gardens

An Extraordinary Autumn

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There comes a moment every autumn when I leave home and return again under the cover of darkness. Since I have been living full […]

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Farewell to the summer of 2018

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  As the sun sets on August, what will be my abiding memories of summer 2018? It goes without saying that the heat and […]

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How to Grow Ornamental Gingers in UK Gardens

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  Ornamental gingers – we’ve admired them whilst on holiday in tropical countries, or seen them curated in the glasshouses of botanical gardens, but […]

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The Watch House NGS Open Day 2018

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  Over the weekend we welcomed over 300 visitors to The Watch House, breaking records and surprising us all. At times it was a […]

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The Final Countdown

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Twenty days to go and the countdown to my NGS garden open weekend is well underway. In truth the garden does not need another […]

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Nan Lian Garden, 南蓮園池, Hong Kong

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  “A classical garden in a modern city. serenity in the midst of urban hustle and bustle. Ingenious imitation of nature by man” The […]

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Chi Lin Nunnery 志蓮淨苑, Hong Kong

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  Three cheers for British Airways! Why? Because without them charging £1000 more to travel on a Friday night versus a Saturday night, I […]

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On The Moove

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I’m on the road again. Or rather I’m in the skies and generally racking-up the air miles. It’s buying season and there’s no rest […]

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Heligan Harvest

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  I first started visiting The Lost Gardens of Heligan as a student in the very early 1990s. By then the Tremayne family’s forgotten […]

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Eternal Eden

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  I can smell Cornwall before I can see it. Driving across the ancient border between Devon and Cornwall at night it’s pitch black, […]

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