Seen at The Festival of the Tree

...if you would be happy all your life, plant a garden ~ Chinese proverb

Garden Visits, Showtime and Talks

Veg Plotting is an eclectic blog, but inevitably I've built up quite a few articles about the various gardens, talks and shows I've visited over its lifetime. These have their own labels (Garden Visit, Showtime and Talks), but it can be quite irksome now to search through to see if there's something you'd like to read. This page is designed to make that search a little easier. Within each article you'll find further links gives you further useful information on each garden, show or talk. At the end of this page, I've added some links to more general websites, blogs and books which you may find useful.

If you're particularly interested in Malvern Spring Show, then might I point you in the direction of the blog dedicated to our bloggers gathering in May 2010? There's over 50 different articles covering all aspects of the show, as well as information on accommodation and local attractions in the area.

Gardens Visited

Around Wiltshire:
A little further afield (surrounding counties):
High days and holidays:
Venturing Abroad - in its widest sense ;)

Garden Shows

TBC - in the meantime have a look under the Showtime label


I'm lucky to have discovered the University of Bath Gardening Club which has visits from top notch speakers as well as the Soft Landscaping workshops organised by Palmstead Nursery. A full list of these and others I've been to are summarised here.

Other Articles
Garden Scramble - a fun quiz based on some of the gardens I've visited

Garden Cafes - Boon or Bane?
Madame Zelda Predicts: The Garden Just For You - a spoof horoscope looking at recommended gardens to visit based on star signs
Travellers' Salad: Places to Visit - a round up of some of my favourite kitchen gardens to visit

50 Best Gardens (with Victoria Summerley) - The Independent, 1st May 2010
Best Gardens for Autumn - guest post on The Guardian, 15th October 2010

Find a Snowdrop Garden to Visit in February - one of my posts for Reader's Digest, February 2015
Get Out and About This Autumn - one of my posts for The Garden Furniture Centre, October 2011 
Some Ideas for the Summer Holidays - one of my posts for Gabriel Ash, July 2014
Winter Garden Visits - another post for Gabriel Ash, February 2015

Useful Links
American Horticultural Society
American Public Gardens Association
English Heritage
Garden Visit (NB covers gardens worldwide)
Historic Houses Association
National Gardens Scheme
National Trust
National Trust for Scotland
Royal Horticultural Society
The Galloping Gardener

Useful Books
Around the World in 80 Gardens
Gardens of the National Trust
How to Read an English Garden
The English Garden
The Garden Visitor's Companion
The Gardens of Europe: a Traveller's Guide
The Good Gardens Guide
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