A tour with Roy Lancaster

The day consisted of a visit to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens for a tour, (where Roy was the first curator in the 1970’s) before heading back for a tour of his own garden. This was proceeded by a vast spread of cake; freshly made and presented by Roy’s wife! I probably just lost you there […]

A visit to Wales Botanics

This week I headed over the border to visit my grandparents. It wasn’t long before the topic of conversation swayed to what I planned to do during my stay. A few ideas were discussed before we banked on going to the National Botanic Garden of Wales. It’s been around 10 years since I previously visited when […]

Coastal retreat – a treat for a day

The weekend just gone has been a coastal extravaganza! I teamed up with fellow trainee and friend Jamie Butterworth to help him build an expression of a coastal garden for the RHS Secret Sunday show for August. (Yeah it’s a kind of a shout out, but trust me he doesn’t need it!) Unlike many show […]