Top tips for maintaining magnificent wisteria

Head gardener, Mark Saunders, shares his top tips for keeping the magnificent, 100 year old wisteria at Fittleworth House gardens…

The joy of keeping bees in a city garden

When we think of bees we don’t often picture them living and thriving in the city, especially not a major metropolis like London. But for garden owner Magda Segal,…

April in the garden: sowing, tidying and potting on…

The ground is warming up, and the long hours of sunlight have arrived.  Spring is finally here. In the garden…

25 years of garden giving; three beneficiaries celebrate their silver jubilees with the National Garden Scheme

PRESS RELEASE 31 March 2021 In 2021 the National Garden Scheme celebrates 25 years of support and over £20 million in…

Wonderful wisteria: your questions answered

Draped with their multitude of long racemes of white, pink, blue or mauve pea-flowers there is perhaps no more beautiful…

Bee blog for March: gardens and bees go together like ham and cheese

A big thank you to the National Garden Scheme for asking me to write a monthly blog. Here we are…

Top ten tips for beekeeping garden hosts

Lots of National Garden Scheme garden owners keep bees, but are bees and garden visitors compatible?  Our bee-blogger Colin David…

Meet our bee-blogger: garden owner and beekeeper Colin David …

The National Garden Scheme has a wonderful variety of gardens and garden experts and many either plant specifically for bees and wildlife…

Lemon Cream Sponge Cake

When life gives you lemons… make lemon cake! March’s recipe of the month comes from Sue, a member of the…

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