Category Archives: Gardening

Isabella Plantation in full blooming glory.

Following on from last year’s secret gardens series, ( West, Central & East, North and South regions of London) I have fulfilled a promise to myself by returning to the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park (see ‘West‘ for the previous Isabella story), … Continue reading

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Secret Gardens and Hideaways of South London

North and South: the great divide of our ‘united kingdom’. Southerners just love to compartmentalize Northerners as uncouth hard nuts who drink too much, whereas Northerners love to pigeonhole Southerners as softies who don’t drink enough. This North & South … Continue reading

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Secret Gardens and Hideaways of Central & East London

routing out the hidden gardens and hideaways of central and east london Continue reading

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Secret Gardens & Hideaways of North London

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Secret Gardens & Hideaways of West London

a guide through the secret gardens and hideaways of west london Continue reading

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School Of Life: A Day Of Good Design with Ilse Crawford

Highlights of The School of Life’s Day of Good Design, headed by Interior Design maestro Ilse Crawford, with guest speakers Gitta Geschwendtner and Richard Reynolds. Continue reading

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London Beekeeping

A detailed insight into 3 very different approaches to beekeeping in London – including enthusiast Tom Moggach, Regents Park beekeeper Toby Mason and Jonathan Miller’s hives on the roof of Fortnum & Mason. Continue reading

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