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It's a lot easier than you might think to create a beautiful cottage garden

It's a lot easier than you might think to create a beautiful cottage garden

It's a lot easier than you might think to create a beautiful cottage garden

22 June 2022

Sally and Lucy Lewis, from Folies of Stansted, give their top tips for designing a quintessentially English garden that provides a real wow factor


Much Hadham Open Gardens Day fundraiser for village church

Much Hadham Open Gardens Day fundraiser for village church

Much Hadham Open Gardens Day fundraiser for village church

18 June 2022

Ten gardens in the village – some large, some small, but all in full bloom – will open to the public on Sunday June 26.


Put some light on the situation to make most of outdoors this summer

Put some light on the situation to make most of outdoors this summer

Put some light on the situation to make most of outdoors this summer

25 May 2022

Sally and Lucy Lewis, from Folies of Stansted, on how to create the perfect summer outdoor space using solar lanterns and hanging baskets


Flower power fundraiser for Berden

Flower power fundraiser for Berden

Flower power fundraiser for Berden

19 May 2022

Event organiser John Tippet said “This is the third time we have run an open gardens event and we are really looking forward to it."


In with the old and the new to put your stamp on outdoor space

In with the old and the new to put your stamp on outdoor space

In with the old and the new to put your stamp on outdoor space

27 April 2022

Lucy and Sally Lewis from Folies of Stansted have suggestions to help get your creative juices flowing for brightening up your garden


April acers part of spring show for gardens' first full open day

April acers part of spring show for gardens' first full open day

April acers part of spring show for gardens' first full open day

09 April 2022

Visitors to Gardens of Easton Lodge on Sunday April 24 can say farewell to daffodils and hello to bluebells, tulips, roses and fruit blossom.


Delightful dahlias will add some blooming joy to any outdoor space

Delightful dahlias will add some blooming joy to any outdoor space

Delightful dahlias will add some blooming joy to any outdoor space

30 March 2022

Far from kitsch, dahlias have made a comeback and deserve pride of place in your garden, say Sally and Lucy Lewis from Folies of Stansted


Double delight of insects on the green and a wonderful wildlife-friendly garden

Double delight of insects on the green and a wonderful wildlife-friendly garden

Double delight of insects on the green and a wonderful wildlife-friendly garden

18 July 2021

Nature Notes columnist Jono Forgham kills two birds with one stone on a visit to Westland Green, Little Hadham.


Pandemic grows love of gardening in village

Pandemic grows love of gardening in village

Pandemic grows love of gardening in village

16 July 2021

Record entries for this year's Stansted in Bloom gardening competition as people ventured outside during lockdown resulting in some impressive entries


Visit the amazing garden in Stortford that's a veritable nature reserve

Visit the amazing garden in Stortford that's a veritable nature reserve

Visit the amazing garden in Stortford that's a veritable nature reserve

30 June 2021

Nature Notes columnist Jono Forgham tours the Hockerill habitat that's featured on TV's Gardeners' World and opens to visitors this weekend.


Gorgeous Georgian: Gaston House opens its garden gates for charity

Gorgeous Georgian: Gaston House opens its garden gates for charity

Gorgeous Georgian: Gaston House opens its garden gates for charity

18 June 2021

The 18th-century property in a six-acre parkland setting will welcome visitors on Sunday June 27 in aid of the British Red Cross.


Take a walk on the wild side with Jono

Take a walk on the wild side with Jono

Take a walk on the wild side with Jono

16 June 2021

Jono Forgham will be leading walks for children and adults, including hunting for bugs and identifying birdsong and butterflies.


Va-va-bloom: Manuden Open Gardens to feature car show

Va-va-bloom: Manuden Open Gardens to feature car show

Va-va-bloom: Manuden Open Gardens to feature car show

11 June 2021

The Father's Day event will feature 16 gardens to view, a classic and sports car show with 20 vehicles plus teas and bees.


Gardens in Uttlesford villages to open their gates to visitors for first time

Gardens in Uttlesford villages to open their gates to visitors for first time

Gardens in Uttlesford villages to open their gates to visitors for first time

30 May 2021

Previously unseen Stocksmead in Arkesden has four distinct gardens, and five gardens in the Chesterfords will also be open to the public.


Neighbours in hamlet 20 minutes from Stortford to open up their gardens

Neighbours in hamlet 20 minutes from Stortford to open up their gardens

Neighbours in hamlet 20 minutes from Stortford to open up their gardens

20 May 2021

Four homes in Sheepcote Green, Clavering, to collectively welcome public for the first time as part of National Garden Scheme in aid of charity.


Autumnal Colour Day is Gibberd Garden's last open day of 2020

Autumnal Colour Day is Gibberd Garden's last open day of 2020

Autumnal Colour Day is Gibberd Garden's last open day of 2020

19 October 2020

Pop along to Harlow’s picturesque open space this Sunday afternoon to enjoy the fiery reds and golden yellows of the changing leaves.


Picture gallery: All the entries and winners of this year's Stansted in Bloom competition

Picture gallery: All the entries and winners of this year's Stansted in Bloom competition

Picture gallery: All the entries and winners of this year's Stansted in Bloom competition

21 July 2020

Eight households took part in this year's event, showcasing their beautiful gardens to a panel of judges who got to enjoy them in glorious sunshine.


Virtual tours bring beauty of local gardens into hospice supporters' homes

Virtual tours bring beauty of local gardens into hospice supporters' homes

Virtual tours bring beauty of local gardens into hospice supporters' homes

19 July 2020

St Clare has hosted an open gardens event for 26 years, but the coronavirus outbreak has forced its horticultural festival online.


Lockdown prompts a return to the land as interest in allotments mushrooms

Lockdown prompts a return to the land as interest in allotments mushrooms

Lockdown prompts a return to the land as interest in allotments mushrooms

24 April 2020

Social distancing has given us a new-found appreciation of space while supermarket shortages have made home-grown produce an alluring alternative.


Gardens of Easton Lodge to welcome Woodwind of Stortford at Japanese Day

Gardens of Easton Lodge to welcome Woodwind of Stortford at Japanese Day

Gardens of Easton Lodge to welcome Woodwind of Stortford at Japanese Day

11 August 2019

The English Heritage grade II listed gardens near Great Dunmow are celebrating their Japanese heritage at their open day on Sunday August 18


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