The Autumn equinox is coming – get those woolly jumpers and bedsocks at the ready.
It’s a busy time for gardeners as they prepare to catch those leaves and prep the garden for the colder weather. One of the best jobs to be done is to plan ahead for the Spring, buying the bulbs and plotting out next years creation. Here are three of our favourite places to seek out some Spring flower inspiration...
SARAH RAVEN HOMES & GARDENS, EAST SUSSEX
Queen of the flowerbeds, Sarah Raven weaves her green-fingered magic at her Perch Hill, farm in East Sussex. Well known for her love of colourful blooms and her dedication to finding the tulip that will thrive in our English gardens, when her Spring catalogue lands on our doormat we do a little dance. Get in early to get the best of what's in store and then get ready for showtime come the Spring
Find out more: https://www.sarahraven.com
WATERPERRY GARDENS, OXFORDSHIRE
From the expert speakers to the hands on courses and the nursery shop full of goodies to take home and plant. Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire is a dream for flower lovers. Go and rummage if you can or visit their online store and watch their video tour of the grounds Either way, we bet it won't be long before you are giving in to temptation and planning how to recreate your own little patch of paradise
Find out more: https://www.waterperrygardens.co.uk
CHELSEA PHYSIC GARDEN, London
Fancy learning about the secret world of plants in the world's oldest outdoor classroom? Get the No.170 London bus down to the Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea and you can do just that in the historic surrounds of the Chelsea Physic Gardens. Billed as London's secret garden, it's the the oldest botanic garden in London and contains over 5,000 different edible, useful, medicinal and historical plants. The Garden hosts a variety of special and seasonal events over the year. They are inspiring, educational and always fun. Check out their Thursday night supper clubs too.
Find out more: http://chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk