Mid-May saw EBTS UK members from across the UK & USA getting together in the delights of the Cumbrian countryside for the AGM weekend of garden visits and talks
Big Beautiful Bucks
In July EBTS UK visited two big beautiful gardens in Buckinghamshire.
Topiary Gardens in Scotland
After two cancellations due to covid EBTS UK finally got its return visit to see Topiary Gardens in Scotland
Delightful Derbyshire & Knockout Nottinghamshire
Two days of delightful EBTS UK garden visits in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
Treasures in and around Tisbury
A wonderful lunch in a members garden plus two amazing gardens visited.
Gardens around Salisbury, Wiltshire and Hampshire
After all the restrictions of the pandemic lockdown, EBTS UK was finally able to go and see some gardens as a group of 30.
Historic Gardens in Northamptonshire
Looking back at last years visit to three historic gardens in Northamptonshire
Enjoy A Missed Visit
June 4 should have been the day EBTS UK enjoyed the delights of Rotherfield Park – take a virtual visit and help Cardiac Rehab.
Cadenham & Highgrove
With tickets soon to go on sale for the 2020 season of visits, we look back at a highlight of 2019.
Delightful Devon – The 2019 AGM
Time to take a look back at this years extended AGM visit to Devon.
Mediterranean Magic in Mallorca
Mallorca in May was spectacular – see some pictures from the exclusive EBTS / Boxwood Tours visit.
Our visit to Wiltshire, arranged by Lady Nutting, may have been a little damp, but the gardens were wonderful.
EBTS goes to Ireland
In late September, EBTS UK went on an exclusive four day trip, arranged by Boxwood Tours, to see gardens in Dublin & the Wicklow Mountains.
Thanks to the efforts of Council Member Bruce Ginsberg, we were treated to a wonderful day of gardens in the north of Hampshire.
A Day in Somerset & Dorset
A day out in Somerset & Dorset to see two very different and stunning gardens.
Sun shines on the 2018 AGM Event
The Annual General Meeting of EBTS UK was held this year in the wonderfully historic surroundings of Hever Castle.
East Anglia Reveals Garden Gems
The five Gardens in East Anglia selected by our tour organisers Di & Neil Cave were spread across Norfolk, Suffolk & North Essex and ranged from a large domestic garden to the grounds of a stately home.
Wonderful day out in Hampshire
Dispite a road closure & thanks to our sat-nav’s, we all assemble at our first garden at Farleigh House where Andrew Wooley, the Head Gardener, took us on a brilliant tour.
2017 Gardens in Dorset
With the forecast for torrential rain and winds of 40mph, the day didn’t sound too promising on the weather front.
2017 Gardens in East Sussex
Our first trip of 2017 got off to a brilliant start, the weather either side of the day was not great, but on the day it was glorious.
Iford Manor has a house and garden to die for. If ever there was a house and garden that was in a perfect setting, surely this must be it. The both are settled comfortably into the side of a valley that looks down over the gently curving River Frome.
The Old Rectory – Take Two
In April EBTS visited some great gardens in Surrey – unfortunately the weather wasn’t brilliant, in fact it was very wet at times. So by special request Topiarius Editor, Caroline Foley and I went to visit Trudie Proctor at The Old Rectory for a second look at the garden.
Tour of the Cotswolds
We all meet up at Rockcliffe Gardens, where Emma Keswick the owner and designer of the garden showed us round. It is a stunning garden even in the rather damp weather that greeted us at the start of the visit.
Great gardens even in April showers
Time for the first EBTS UK garden visits of the year and the good old British weather brought us heavy April Showers! Still this didn’t stop us enjoying three gardens in Surrey.
EBTS goes to Tuscany
The late-summer trip was carefully designed to include some of the most beautiful gardens in Florence, all incorporating fine examples of box and topiary. As part of the trip EBTS also visited Romiti & Giusti near Lucca, a specialist nursery exporting topiary sculptures all over the world: here you could order any topiary form, from teacup to tennis player.
Hertfordshire Gardens Visit
A morning visit to Rustling End Cottage in Codicote, with a wealth of good planting and cushions of box, was followed by a special private visit to the gardens at Bride Hall, rarely open to the public, with topiary, a parterre and famous water features.
2015 AGM Weekend in Yorkshire – 3rd UPDATE
So another AGM weekend has drawn to a successful close and organser Stephen Fenny is home again in Norfolk knowing he has successful organised a few days of great garden trips around the Harrogate area of Yorkshire.
2015 Gardens in Bedfordshire – A day of restoration
Things didn’t bode well for the first garden visit of 2015, a crash on the M1 threatened to make the views of cars on tarmac rather than beautiful gardens and wonderful topiary and after that cleared the weather tried it’s hardest to put a dampener on the day.
Gardens in East Sussex a ‘hands on’ day out – Updated April 2015
A year after it’s hard cutting back to reduce it’s size and improve it’s shape, The Garden House parterre is growing back well as can be seen in the updated photographs Rowena has kindly sent through.
EBTS goes to the Italian Lakes by Roger Last
At the end of September EBTS visited the Italian Lakes for an extended weekend four day trip visiting seven gardens.
Cambridge Garden visits 2014
Pictures and a short video of the gardens visited as part of the EBTS UK AGM weekend in Cambridge.
Topiary day out in Kent
With the weather forecast threatening rain, it was touch and go whether we would end up soaked, but with the usual EBTS UK good luck we only had a brief burst of rain which didn’t dampen our enjoyment in the slightest.
2013 EBTS North Wales Weekend
Having assembled and had lunch at the Grosvenor Garden Centre, the 45 strong group was introduced to Les Armstrong the former Head Gardener of Eaton Hall and we drove in convoy through the extensive grounds of the estate to Eaton Hall.
2013 Glorious Gloucestershire
EBTS visited three outstanding private gardens, Daglingworth House (Covertside), Perrot’s Brook (Cirencester) and The Coach House (Ampney Crucis). This visit was organised by Andrew Tolman, an EBTS member with extensive local knowledge.
2013 Hampshire gardens visit by Chris Poole
Longstock Park Water Gardens First stop of the day was Longstock Park Water Gardens, where Head Gardner Rob Ballard gave us some of history of how they were formed. In 1946 John Speden Lewis bought the water gardens and developed them three times their original size adding bridges and promontories. It took 6 years to […]
2013 Surrey gardens visit by Chris Poole
The weather had been awful leading up to the first visit of 2013, spring had been having difficulty breaking through the snow, ice and northerly winds, but finally it had arrived and buds were beginning to appear. The grade II listed Chilworth Manor was our first garden of the day where owner Mia & Graham Wrigley […]
2012 The Sussex Gardens Visit by Chris Poole
We began the day with more than a little tripidation given the weather to date but as it turned out we were lucky and from the start at Grove Farm House we had a dry and even sunny day. After a warming coffee and biscuits, Tom Archer, Head Gardner
2012 Buckinghamshire – Wednesday 15th May by Chris Poole
Chenies Manor is a grade 1 listed manor house backed with history and after a delightful tea and biscuits we had an excellent guided to of a house that is steeped in historical moments in Britains royal past.