Category Archives: Gardens

Open Garden Squares this Weekend June 8th and 9th

London Parks & Gardens Trust in association with The National Trust will open over 200 private, hidden, unusual and little known gardens to the public to raise awareness and appreciation of the capital’s urban, green space network. Gardens range from … Continue reading

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The Arch by Henry Moore

After being disassembled in 1996 for repairs, The Arch has been restored at its original location in Kensington Gardens by The Royal Parks and The Henry Moore Foundation. From the Royal Parks:  “The Arch is a six-metre high Roman travertine … Continue reading

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Keats House, Hampstead Romantic Poetry Performances in July

Keats House is where the poet John Keats lived from 1818 to 1820, and is the setting that inspired some of Keats’s most memorable poetry. Here, Keats wrote ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, and fell in love with Fanny Brawne, the … Continue reading

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Visit Althorp, July and August

I spent Friday at Althorp Literary Festival in the lovely setting of the Spencer family seat.  Charles Spencer, who was there as both host and author, was a gracious, humorous speaker and historian with endless anecdotes about life at Althorp … Continue reading

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Visit London’s Hidden Gardens June 11, 12th

London’s many gardens, now fully in bloom, including more than 100 gardens normally closed to the public, will be accessible on June 11th and June 12th for Open Garden Squares Weekend.  The list of private gardens that can be visited … Continue reading

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Chelsea Flower Show

This post can only show you a glimmer of the creativity  on display at the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show. Unfortunately the show is already sold out for the entire week.   We braved  the cold and wind last night to see … Continue reading

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The Dashing dog show at Kensington Palace Saturday 18 June

Kensington Palace was Queen Victoria’s childhood home. As a girl, Victoria was devoted to her Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Dash. She would dress up ‘dear Dashy’ and parade him through the grounds. At the Dashing Dog show your dog can … Continue reading

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