Inspiration for Landscape and Garden Design
Public Gardens - Flower & Garden Design Shows - Garden Design & Home
Interiors Shows - Popular Garden Design Publications & Magazines
We are all looking for inspiration for what to do within our gardens and besides
watching the wealth of TV gardening programmes, maybe we should just get up and
go, look at some of the best gardens in the UK and bring that seed of an idea
Public Gardens to Visit for
Your Garden Design Inspiration:
Royal Botanic Gardens,
TW9 3AB - MAP - Website
Kew Gardens covers over 300 acres, it's a big space, so a little time planning
will help you see the highlights you want to.
Kew is situated on the south bank of the River Thames near Richmond, about
10 km south-west of London. You are encouraged to visit Kew Gardens via
public transport for environmental reasons, and because it is usually more convenient
as Kew Gardens has limited parking.
RHS Garden, Wisley,
GU23 6QB - MAP -
The flagship garden of the RHS, Wisley, captures the imagination with richly
planted borders, luscious rose gardens and of course, the state-of-the-art new
The garden lies between Cobham and Ripley in Surrey, off the main London to
Portsmouth road (A3) south of Junction 10 of the M25. Follow the brown tourist
flower signs on the A3 and M25 to RHS Garden. Car parking is free.
Harlow Carr RHS
RHS Garden, Harlow Carr,
HG3 1QB - MAP - Website
Harlow Carr is a garden dominated by water, stone and woodland and is very
much part of the surrounding Yorkshire landscape.
The Garden is situated on Crag Lane, off Otley Road (B6162) about a mile and
a half from the centre of Harrogate. - Car parking is free.
Hyde Hall RHS
RHS Garden, Hyde Hall,
CM3 8ET - MAP - Website
Hyde Hall is in an area of Essex that has very low rainfall, and this factor
combined with the soil conditions and exposed nature of the site makes it a challenging
area to garden in.
Hyde Hall is conveniently located just 20 minutes from the centre of Chelmsford.
From the M25:
Junction 28 for the A12 (exit A12 at junction 17); or
Junction 29 for the A127 (exit A127 onto the A132, signposted to Wickford); or
Junction 30 for the A13 (exit A13 onto the A130)
South-east of Chelmsford exit at the A130 and follow the tourist attraction
flower symbols to Rettendon. Head towards East Hanningfield by turning into East
Hanningfield Road at The Bell public house. Turn right into Buckhatch Lane. Car
parking is free
RHS Garden, Rosemoor,
EX38 8PH - MAP - Website
Set deep in the lovely North Devon countryside, Rosemoor is an enchanting
garden to visit at any time of the year.
Exit the M5 Southbound Exit at Junction 27, and join the A361 link road signposted
Barnstaple / Bideford.
At Barnstaple join A39 signposted Bideford (Atlantic Highway), keep heading
towards Bideford on the A39 until you reach a roundabout signposted to Great
Torrington (B3232). Take this road and follow it into Great Torrington.
Rosemoor is signposted at Great Torrington and is situated 1 mile south on the
A3124 road which heads towards Exeter. Car parking is free.
Flower & Garden Design Shows
On the approach to Flower & Garden
Design Shows, please
ignore your satellite navigation systems and follow the AA road signs and instructions
from the police.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Usually held in May - The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the ultimate event in
the gardening year. It sets the latest gardening trends, features the newest
and most desirable gardening products and creates an explosion of colours and
We strongly recommend that visitors travel by public transport, as parking
in the area is extremely limited. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is located within
the Transport for London congestion zone.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London
SW3 - MAP - Website
RHS Hampton Court Palace London Flower Show
Usually held in July - The Hampton Court Flower Show is held in the grounds
of the Hampton Court Palace, London, in July each year. It is organised by the
Royal Horticultural Society
Hampton Court Palace,
MAP - Website
RHS Tatton Park Flower Show
Usually held in July - The RHS took the Society's flower show formula to the
North West of England in 1999, establishing the third largest flower show in
the UK in the rolling parkland of Tatton Park about 16 miles south of Manchester.
Tatton Park, Mereheath Lane,
- MAP -Website
RHS Cardiff Garden Show
Usually held in April - Bute Park is a 15-minute walk from Cardiff Central
Bute Park, Cardiff Castle,
Cardiff CF1 - MAP - Website
RHS London Flower Shows
Usually held in February -
At the London Flower Shows you can buy plants, enjoy dazzling floral displays
and get expert gardening advice all in the heart of London.
Royal Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street, London SW1 - MAP - Website
BBC Gardeners World Live
Usually held in June - The Gardeners' World presenters will also be live
on stage sharing their advice and expertise. In addition we have fabulous new
features including a live garden and allotment with interactive demos and practical
The NEC is well sign-posted from the M6 (J4), the M42 (J6), the A45, A446 & M1.
- There is ample car parking (£8 payable on the day). Shuttle buses operate
between the car parks and the show.
The NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT -MAP - Website
Harrogate Spring Flower Shows
Usually held in April and September - Two shows are now held each year at
the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate, where
you can enjoy the purpose-built event facilities as well as fully ramped and
floored marquees. Over 70% of the show is undercover and most of it is on hard
surfacing, making it particularly suitable for disabled visitors and a grand
day out - whatever the weather.
Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2
8PW - MAP - Website
Southport Flower Show
Usually held in August - Southport Flower Show is one of the most spectacular
and inspirational events for everyone interested in the latest ideas and designs
for homes, gardens and lifestyle. -
It provides a horticultural hotbed of activity for the beautiful seaside resort
and held in 34 beautiful acres of Victoria Park is transformed into a haven for
families wanting a memorable day out.
Southport Flower Show,
Victoria Park, Rotten Row,
PR8 2BZ - MAP -Website
Shrewsbury Flower Show
Usually held in August - "World's Longest Running Horticultural Show" as
recognised by the Guinness Book of Records.
Shropshire Horticultural Society,
SY1 1RN - MAP -Website
Garden Design & Home Interiors Shows
Daily Mail Ideal Home Show London
Usually held in March-April
Earls Court, London
MAP - Website
House & Garden Fair
Usually held in June
Earls Court, London
MAP - Website
Grand Designs Live
Usually held in June
MAP - Website
More Inspiration for Landscape and Garden Design
Popular Garden Design Publications & Magazines
Britain’s biggest-selling gardening newspaper - Garden News provides topical,
up-to-date gardening news, practical information, tips and ideas in a down-to-earth
Garden Answers Magazine
Solves your gardening problems - Garden answers is the most practical gardening
monthly but much more. It inspires, encourages and helps you to garden with a
no-nonsense approach. You can trust our experts and our advice to help you get
the most from your hobby.
Garden Design Journal Magazine
Garden Design Journal
is the only publication in the UK dedicated solely to garden design, making it
essential reading for those involved or interested in the subject. - Covering
design practices and techniques, each issue includes practical advice, case studies,
design reviews, specialist topics, news, events and much, much more.
BBC Gardeners World Magazine
World is Britain's biggest selling gardening magazine. It's packed with a wealth
of information and tips for successful gardening, brought to you by familiar
personalities of TV and radio. Now you can discover great gardening advice, ideas
and inspiration every month.
House & Garden Magazine
Britain's leading upmarket home decoration title.
Inspirational interior design and decoration ideas, beautiful gardens, celebrity
homes and extensive coverage of travel, food and wine from around the world.
A source of inspiration for those who are passionate about the way they live.
Gardens Illustrated Magazine
An authoritative guide for the discerning garden-lover,
Gardens Illustrated explores the finest gardens in five continents for cutting-edge
design and horticultural inspiration. From the thoughts of great garden creators
to in-depth plant information, this is the serious gardener’s bible.
The English Garden Magazine
For everyone who
loves beautiful gardens - Overflowing with lovely photographs of Britain’s
prettiest gardens, each issue celebrates the very best in English gardening.
Delight in gardens for every season, imaginative design ideas plus expert advice
from Tom Stuart-Smith – five times gold medal winner at Chelsea Flower
Homes & Garden Magazine
Homes & Gardens,
home, gardens, outdoors. Enjoy the very best of classic English style in the
world's most beautiful interiors magazine. Every issue brings you an evocative,
inspiring mix of stunning houses and glorious gardens.
Grand Designs Magazine
Grand Designs Magazine is
the perfect complement to its namesake Channel 4 TV show. Whether your grand
design is your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, conservatory or garden, Grand Designs
the magazine will give you the answer to fit your aspirations and your budget.
Amateur Gardening Magazine
is Britain's most popular weekly gardening magazine. It's packed with practical
hints, tips, advice, reviews, special offers and free seeds. Amateur Gardening
also features some of the most trusted names in gardening, including Anne Swithinbank,
Peter Seabrook and Bob Flowerdew. Amateur Gardening is a must read for both new
and experienced gardeners.
Grow Your Own Magazine
Want to discover how to grow
your own fruit and vegetables as well as learn the secrets of a country kitchen?
Then this is the magazine for you. Grow Your Own is a real treat as well as essential
reading. PLUS you receive free seeds and other cover-mount gifts throughout the
Organic Gardening Magazine
Britain's only dedicated
magazine for all Organic Gardeners. Practical, hands-on advice on every aspect
of the garden: vegetables, fruit, herbs, ponds, ornamentals, wildlife, news,
events and product reviews. Written by a team of experienced gardeners, for anyone
who loves to grow their own produce and encourage nature in to the garden.
Country Life Magazine
Country Life is Quintessentially
British - a unique & eclectic
blend of news, features, country houses & culture. With incisive opinion,
exceptional photography Country Life is the voice and champion of the countryside,
and the ultimate place to find your dream home. Country Life is the definitive
weekly magazine that covers the finest aspects of British life. If you love the
Countryside then Country Life is the weekly fix for you.
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