Potato Record Smashed at Gardening Scotland 2013

The world record for exhibiting different varieties of seed potato was broken this year at Gardening Scotland 2013. Seed potato grower, Ian Barbour from Annan, smashed his previous 2004 Guinness World Record by adding another 84 potato varieties to make a final total of 667 on … [Read more...]



RHS announces 2012 Britain in Bloom finalists

The Royal Horticultural Society has selected 73 finalists from over 1,000 entries to take part in the 2012 RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finals. Ranging from small rural villages to major industrial cities, each finalist is aiming for a gold medal, and the coveted title of category winner. Sue … [Read more...]



NGS Gardens

The National Garden Scheme has over 3700 gardens open for charityEvery year NGS gardens across England and Wales welcome about 750,000 visitors. Most gardens which open for the NGS are privately owned and open just a few times each year. Some gardens open as part of a group with the whole community … [Read more...]



Open Gardens (UK)

A dedicated gardening couple has created Open Gardens, whose core aim is to promote town and village open garden events. This site brings together those gardens which open for the NGS and others who are opening for their own chosen charities or causes.  It is an incredibly useful resource for those … [Read more...]



Ex-Services Gardening Therapy

Erskine and the ex-Service charity Gardening Leave, have joined forces to help service personnel suffering from stress. Gardening Leave will run a horticultural therapy project, based in the Old Garden Centre at Erskine. Erskine will be recruiting suitable volunteers to assist a qualified … [Read more...]



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