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Something for the weekend – Bennetts Water Gardens

At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking this is Monet’s garden at Giverny, but this is actually Bennetts Water Garden, near Weymouth, Dorset. I visited earlier this week to see the National Collection of waterlilies, which are displayed in 10 ponds across the 5-acre garden. Started in 1959 by Norman Bennett, the garden [...]

Something for the weekend

A woodland garden Although I spend most of my time bashing out (sorry, finely crafting) features on the computer keyboard, I am lucky enough to escape my office at least once a week to visit a garden and interview its owner. This year I’ve been to urban gardens in London, Bristol and Wolverhampton, along with [...]