Terroir

Terroir - that untranslatable French word which encompasses the geography, geology and microclimate of a vineyard and contributes to the characteristics of the resultant wine.  The chalk layer which rises to the surface to produce the vineyards of Champagne also outcrops in Surrey and at Denbies Wine Estate on the outskirts of Dorking, the geography …

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Around the world in 15 metres

Worldwide Conservation was the tall order brief for our central feature given to garden designer Claudia de Yong - and all in a garden 15 metres long.  After months of research into the plants and sourcing them, Claudia and Mick meticulously assembled the garden and created 5 interlocking roundels, each one representing a different continent. …

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“Here at Barnsdale………”

Can you read that title without hearing the familiar tones of Geoff Hamilton on Gardener's World?  Presenter on the programme from 1979 until his death in 1996, he was responsible for moving the show's venue to his own garden at Barnsdale  and creating the many individual gardens to demonstrate styles of gardening and size of pocket.  Dubbed 'the People's …

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Our new connection

The Garden Press Event was held at the Horticultural Halls last Thursday with over 70 companies represented and many well known faces in the gardening world seen walking the aisles - such as Roy Lancaster, Joe Swift, Pippa Greenwood, Matthew Wilson, Nigel Colborn, Peter Seabrook, Matt Biggs and many, many more.   It will be very sad to …

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