Meet the three finalists who took part in this year’s RHS Young Designer of the Year competition Ula Maria, Anca Panait and Jake Curley.
Our three Young Designer finalists have each created their very first RHS Show Garden. The brief was to create a garden office – inspired by the idea of using gardens as a workspace, whether as a practical or quiet space, a place to hold meetings or space within an urban setting. They produced three stunning designs, winning two Golds and a Silver-Gilt.
Cactus porn in the desert garden oasis of Sunnylands Gardens. For the second of our latest series of Great Gardens, we visit the Californian landscape designed by artist James Burnett, which has hosted guests including Queen Elizabeth II, Frank Sinatra and Truman Capote.
Cactus porn in the desert garden oasis of Sunnylands Gardens. For the second of our latest series of Great Gardens, we visit the Californian landscape
Anna Pavord is the gardening correspondent for the Independent and the author of eight books, including the bestselling The Tulip. She contributes to a number of magazines, both in the US and the UK and regularly fronts programmes for BBC Radio 3 and 4. She chairs the Gardens Panel of the National Trust and sits on the Parks and Gardens Panel of English Heritage.
She lives in Dorset, England, where she spent thirty years restoring the garden of an old rectory. She has recently moved to a new house and started another garden. She is married and has three daughters.
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17th Century ~ Alan visits Hatfield House to examine the famous parterres and the use of perspective.
18th Century ~ Alan Titchmarsh looks at the 18th-century Stowe landscape gardens in Buckinghamshire
19th Century ~ How the Victorians gave us a taste for exotic plants and a love of bold statements.
20th Century ~ Alan reveals how Sissinghurst gardens in Kent was one of the first lifestyle gardens.