Major New TV Series - British Gardens in Time
Series starts Tuesday 8th April on BBC4 at 9.00pm
Exclusive - Spend a day with Chris Beardshaw at the home garden of The English Garden Magazine
We are thrilled to team up The English Garden Magazine to offer a series of intimate day courses for small groups of enthusiastic gardeners. Chris will be dispensing expert advice to set up the garden for spring, summer and autumn. You can benefit from his deep and varied knowledge, and enjoy the setting of Stockton Bury Gardens, in Herefordshire, an established four-acre garden.
Friday 2 May - A celebration of spring
Chris will explain how to harness the richness of the season, discussing and demonstrating the potential of spring gardens. During the day he will cover diverse topics, including practical aspects such as what tasks you should be tackling and why. Discover the philosophical and emotional benefits that a well-considered garden can deliver, and get inspiration for a new seasonal planting palette. Price: £95, including refreshments and lunch (The English Garden subscribers: £85).
Friday 11 July - A celebration of summer
The summer season brings a very different feel to the garden, so Chris will discuss how to make the most of your garden at this boisterous time of year. He will explain how to balance a garden, the phasing of floral rewards and maximising the beauty of those long summer days. Find out which practical tasks to consider to embellish your planting and transform your garden. Price: £95, including refreshments and lunch (The English Garden subscribers: £85).
Friday 19 September - A celebration of autumn
In the final day of this series of courses, Chris will talk about the wonders of autumn and suggest ways to ensure the interest in your garden extends far into the season and beyond. By demystifying how plants work, he will explain the essential tasks for your garden at this time of year, and offer tips on creating a space that best reflects your personal gardening taste. Price: £95, including refreshments and lunch (The English Garden subscribers: £85).
These day courses are being run and administered by The English Garden Magazine.
You can book one, two or all three of these courses. Each day begins with coffee at 10.30am, and includes lunch at the Tithe Barn Restaurant in the garden. Course price includes access to Stockton Bury Gardens on that day. Days end at 4pm. For directions and facilities, visit www.stocktonbury.co.uk
To book and for more information
Bookings are made direct with The English Garden Magazine - please call +44 (0)1242 216002. Payment will be taken in full at the time of booking. Subscribers will need their 12-digit customer number at time of booking. There will be no refunds for cancellation of your place within 14 days of the course. However, if the course does not run, a full refund will be given.
100 Plants that Almost Changed the World
100 Plants that almost Changed the World
From cars made of carrot to tea-smuggling spies via Popeye’s spinach and the hallucinogenic effects of lettuce, 100 Plants that Almost Changed the World takes us on a journey through history’s most fascinating plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs.
Accompanied by beautiful botanical illustrations, the book is a treasure trove of the bizarre and the amazing, highlighting our unquenched curiosity about the secrets of the plant kingdom that results occasionally in absurdity but sometimes in mind-boggling technological advances.
Ensuring that never again will a carrot on a dinner plate or a pineapple in a fruit bowl be viewed with indifference, 100 Plants that Almost Changed the World will be adored by anyone with an interest in gardening, plants, science or the folly of human nature.
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