Adrian Bloom’s Celebration of English Gardens Tour
July 3rd – 11th, 2010
There is no finer example of using plants to inspire both intellectually and emotionally than English garden design. Steeped in history, English design styles, from formal gardens to cottage gardens, have lead the way in both Europe and the Americas since the 18th century.
This special Celebration of English Gardens Tour for garden writers and those in the horticultural industry will feature visits to some of the finest gardens, horticultural facilities and shows in England, personally selected by Adrian Bloom. Enjoy valuable networking and social opportunities as well.
Blooms of Bressingham has been famous for its selection of herbaceous perennials for more than 80 years. The father and son team of Alan and Adrian Bloom are the creators of Bressingham Gardens, whose 16 acres we will tour in a one-day visit. This is a unique opportunity to not only view the six distinct garden areas at Bressingham up close, but to meet and socialize with other garden writers from the UK, North America and Europe at a special Press Day event. Adrian’s latest book should be out by the time we are here.
Blooms of Bressingham – exclusive Press Day Event
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – full day ticket
King’s Privy Garden – at Hampton Court Palace, view the Great Grape Vine – planted in 1768
Beth Chatto – acclaimed gardens of drought, water and woodland, based on sustainable planting
Thompson & Morgan – tour through their facilities and see the latest
Old Vicarage – this ‘hidden garden’ is a must see!
Cambridge Botanic Garden – over 10,000 labeled plant species set in beautiful landscape
RHS Hyde Hall – a visit to the 360-acre Hyde Hall estate is unforgettable in any season
Guided tour through the beautiful Abbey Gardens at Bury St. Edmunds Botanic Gardens, established in the 1800’s
For information go to http://www.gardeningtours.com and click on “blooms2010”
Nancy’s Vacation in England
February 22, 2010 by Nancy's Garden