Bug hotel in garden

make a home for wildlife this winter

The colder months can be harsh on wildlife, with many finding their watering holes have frozen over or their cosy dry home is feeling damp. Thankfully, with just a few easy steps you can help create safe places for wildlife to tuck themselves away and hibernate for winter, or to rest until they’ve found just the right moment to catch…
Gardening can be a great way to maintain mental health

Garden therapy AIDS recoverY from mental illness

Support the Bethlem Garden in The Big Give (1 – 8 December) and double your donation The Bethlem Royal Hospital Therapy Garden is taking part in this year’s Big Give with every pound donated being doubled. The Bethlem Royal Hospital Therapy Garden uses the power of gardening to help patients recover from severe mental illness. The world’s oldest psychiatric hospital,…
Plastic-Free Gardening

Book Guides Gardeners Through Plastics Maze

“Plastic-free Gardening” by Fiona Thackeray – The perfect Christmas Gift for green gardeners Tackling the use of plastics in gardens is a thorny issue but now a new book plots a path through the confusion, highlighting progress, revealing where problems lie and giving gardeners guidance and a wealth of practical ideas on how to reduce reliance on un-recyclable materials. ‘Plastic-free…
Come and meet some of the wildlife that inhabits Heligan

THE HELIGAN NIGHT GARDEN

Come and see a Traditional Lantern Experience 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13 December – 5.30pm to 7.30pm18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 & 30 December – 5.30pm to 8.30pm2 & 3 January 2021 – 5.30pm to 8.30pm This Winter we invite you to explore The Heligan Night Garden, a traditional Lantern Experience set amidst the…
Restoration of unique ‘Capability’ Brown garden given lifeline after grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Restoration of unique ‘Capability’ Brown garden given lifeline

The National Trust’s Berrington Hall in Herefordshire has been awarded £269,000 from the £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund for HeritageMoney will help restore the only surviving ‘Capability’ Brown curved walled gardenSpecialist conservation work starts this week and will continue until March 2021 A grant from the Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage has thrown a lifeline to a project to…