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Garden Destinations: Mainau: Germany’s Garden Island Paradise

Garden Destinations: Mainau: Germany’s Garden Island Paradise

Mention an island paradise, and most of us picture a sunny beach somewhere in the tropics where palm trees sway and a piña colada is the drink of the day. Mainau Island isn’t that kind of place....

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Garden Destinations: Wales: The Green, Green Grass of Home

Garden Destinations: Wales: The Green, Green Grass of Home

The Green, Green Grass of Home - The lyrics to the song made famous by Welsh super star, Tom Jones, speak to me every time I hear them. Tom Jones was born in Pontypridd, Wales and so was I. He also...

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Garden Destinations: Transformed by Chelsea

Garden Destinations: Transformed by Chelsea

As a young and enthusiastic gardener (perhaps “obsessed” is more accurate), I didn’t travel much. Our family vacations were always centred on the interests of my young son and although nature...

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Garden Destinations: Callaway Gardens

Garden Destinations: Callaway Gardens

Finding destinations for garden tours is hard work, but someone has to do it. And lucky me, last fall I went garden scouting with Donna Dawson of www.gardeningtours.com. We were looking for patches...

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Garden Destinations: Highgrove – A Royal Garden

Garden Destinations: Highgrove – A Royal Garden

Getting to visit the garden of HRH Prince Charles requires lots of advance planning and even if you do get an appointment it might not happen. Word has it that if HRH decides (at his whim) that your...

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Garden Destinations: Holland’s Annual Spring Garden Party

Garden Destinations: Holland’s Annual Spring Garden Party

When you think of Holland what comes to mind? Bulbs of course. And possibly the Keukenhof. The Keukenhof in spring has always on my wish list (who doesn’t want to see 32 hectares planted with 7...

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Sissinghurst Castle Garden…Pure Romance

Sissinghurst Castle Garden…Pure Romance

Sissinghurst Castle was once a mid-16th century mansion set high on a ridge above the Vale of Kent. It was one of the first buildings in England to be constructed of brick. By the time Vita...

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Garden Destinations: England in the Spring

Garden Destinations: England in the Spring

My passion for gardens and my lust for travel have led me to garden destinations all over the world. In fact, I seem to be afflicted with a sort of botanic voyeurism. I feel happiest when I’m in a...

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