Postcard from Chateau Val Joanis

Sandra visits an unassuming garden, come vineyard, come olive grove in the south of France. Hopefully its summery warmth will warm us up today.     A modest sunburnt terracotta toolshed? Packed gravel pathways, corners stuffed with rusty watering cans,…

Run to Paradise

There’s a real buzz about Sri Lanka right now, which leads those in the know to make a beeline to coastal resorts south of Colombo. Dubbed India-lite, Sri Lanka is a polite place to holiday, delectable in every way, a…

One perfect garden day in Marlborough

Visiting new gardens and meeting new gardening communities are some of the pleasures of planning garden tours. Last week, our intrepid Ross Garden Tour leader Michael McCoy, returned from a guest speaking engagement in New Zealand. Michael enjoyed his visit so much he wants to…

Singapore Super Trees

Graham and Sandra Ross have just returned from a Singapore Fling to see the Super Trees. Are you planting a tree this Autumn? How about one of these? Sandra reports: We’ve just taken Ross travellers for a one week Sing-fling.…