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Garden Day Trips and Special Tours

Garden Day Trips and Special Tours

Spectacular Gardens of Niagara Thursday, June 19, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Public $140; Members $125 Join our well traveled garden instructor and horticulturist Frank Kershaw as he visits some of...

Posted in: TBG Adult Education, Travel

Hong Kong Park

Hong Kong Park

Hong Kong Park is a tranquil oasis surrounded by skyscrapers and the slopes of VictoriaPeak in the neighbourhood of Central. On a stopover between Southeast Asia and home last January, my husband...

Posted in: Public Gardens

Strokestown Park House and the Irish Potato Famine

Strokestown Park House and the Irish Potato Famine

Located in a pretty part of Ireland called Roscommon County, Strokestown Park House was the family seat of the Pakenham Mahon family from 1653 to 1981. Although a bit off the beaten track, it offers...

Posted in: Garden Travel

Aldona at Large: It’s An Ill Wind That Blows No Good

Aldona at Large: It’s An Ill Wind That Blows No Good

Last Tuesday, I drove out to Landscape Ontario in Milton to participate in the judging of their Awards of Excellence, the winners of which will be announced at the upcoming October Expo for the...

Posted in: Aldona At Large Blog

Book review: Around the world in 80 gardens

Book review: Around the world in 80 gardens

Written to accompany the 10-part BBC television series, Around the World in 80 Gardens is an account of Monty Don’s journey in search of the world’s most inspirational gardens. In 10 separate...

Posted in: Design

Great gardening at Great Dixter

Great gardening at Great Dixter

Anyone who admires the ever-changing year-round beauty of an English country garden would do well to visit Great Dixter in East Sussex in southern England. It’s a mediaeval manor house surrounded...

Posted in: Public Gardens

Blooming whistle stops

Blooming whistle stops

Ooh it’s cold outside. What better time to sit down with a steaming cuppa and begin planning next summer’s garden explorations? A few winters ago, that’s exactly what I did when I chose to...

Posted in: Public Gardens

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