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The transforming power of arches, pergolas and tunnels

Arches, pergolas and tunnels create exciting transitions in a garden, inviting you to step into an opening that promises to transport you to a new space and new experience. These attractive, structural features also serve...

How to make a grand entrance because first impressions matter

What kind of first impression does your garden make? The entrance is an important first feature. Being the first thing visitors see, it sets the tone for what is to come. Like all first impressions,...

All for the love of a beautiful, clipped hedge

Every year, Daniel Truong and Nina Nguyen come to my garden to clip hedges. They do a wonderful job, shearing, clipping, trimming and shaping cedar and boxwood hedges, leaving them with super-straight lines,  razor-sharp...

66 OF THE WORLD’S BEST GARDENS

There are many wonderful gardens in the world. Over the last 10 years, I have travelled to see some of the best in England, Italy, France, Wales, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Scotland, Spain and other...

Putting the garden to bed for winter and I need help

Oh my, time once again to put the garden to bed for winter. Kew has mighty forklifts to place heavy citrus box planters into storage. But I have my own heavy-lifting apparatus - my son,...

How beautiful to sight those beams of morning play

Don’t you just love seeing heavenly beams of sunlight. I started taking photos of them when I was in South Africa recently and have not stopped snapping shots whenever I see them. The beams always...

Italy Islands and Lakes Tour 2018 – NOW SOLD OUT

October 6, 2017Today, I am delighted to announce the launch of our 15-day Italy Islands and Lakes Tour for May 6 to 20, 2018. THIS TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT.There is no other tour...
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Why you should come on my Italy Islands & Lakes Tour

Why you should come with me to Italy in 2018 to visit islands and lakes and see world-class gardens . . . as well as everything that is wonderful about Italy. Tour price: $6,979 per person...

Can you repeat that – it looks so good, just keep doing it

Visual repetition always catches my eye. I love it when it is done well. In the garden, it is a very clever way to create rhythm and add impact. On Beatty Street in Vancouver...

Selection of video and photo highlights from South Africa tour

I took dozens of photos and several videos during my recent South Africa Garden Tour. Here's a selection of the best photos and most engaging videos I took. Golden seal on waterfront in Cape Town. Courtyard...

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