Get into gardening
We know that visiting National Garden Scheme gardens can often inspire you to want to do more with your own garden or even to try gardening for the first time. But where do you start? Which plants do you choose? How do you look after them?
Our garden owners come in all shapes and sizes, from life-long experts to newbies just starting out – all have wonderful stories to tell and excellent advice to share. Take a look at our ‘Get Into Gardening’ articles and get inspired!
Ross Lee – from pound shop to perfection
Seeing Ross Lee, 27, standing in his gloriously luscious garden it’s hard to believe that less than two years ago the small plot was little more than grass. For Ross, moving into his own house with a garden was the beginning of a new obsession…
Jack Wallington – back to his roots
For Jack Wallington, rediscovering his childhood love of growing and caring for plants in his thirties changed his life.
Eleanor Owens – why the National Garden Scheme is so important
Coming across Eleanor’s enthusiastic youtube video about how great the National Garden Scheme is reminded us that we don’t blow our own trumpet enough. Luckily, Eleanor has done it for us and we wanted to find out why…
Gardens with year round interest: six superlong flowerers to keep the show going
All too often our gardens look wonderful at the start of summer but then start to fade away as the season progresses. Sarah Pajwani from St Timothee garden in Berkshire shares six of her favourite super-long, easy flowerers that keep borders full of interest right through until the first frosts.
Top tips to get into a life of gardening
We know many of our visitors are inspired to do more gardening themselves after visiting a garden but it can be difficult to know where to start. Young horticulturist Eleanor Owens has lots of ideas to get you started. Although Eleanor has gardening in her blood, here are her simple tips if you want to get into a life of gardening.