Open Garden in Letchworth, Renata Hume, HHPS and NGS

One of our Herts HPS members, Renata Hume, is opening her garden for the NGS this weekend. This is a gem of a garden, designed as a sequence of spaces dotted with ancient fruit trees and comprehensively planted with unusual perennials providing lots of spring colour.  There is sense of intimacy throughout, enhanced by charmingContinue reading “Open Garden in Letchworth, Renata Hume, HHPS and NGS”

Members Garden Appearance in Hertfordshire Life (The De Baat’s)

In this months October edition of Hertfordshire Life is a feature on Adrian and Clare De Baat’s garden in Digswell Road WGC. The photos are by Adrian himself. The De Baat’s garden is next open on Sunday October 20th between 2 and 5pm; details can be seen at the NGS page or at Adriaan’s ownContinue reading “Members Garden Appearance in Hertfordshire Life (The De Baat’s)”

The English Garden Magazine Features a Members Garden

Last summer, shortly after our NGS opening in July, we were visited by Marianne Majerus who photographed the garden in the afternoon light. Marianne showed the photos to The English Garden magazine and the result is a feature in the September issue, including the front page (see below).  In all good newsagents now! Marion JayContinue reading “The English Garden Magazine Features a Members Garden”

Photography Scheme | Diana Garner’s Garden

The Photography Scheme has yielded the first garden to be photographed and a selection of photos are below, some taken in April and some in May. In the photograph with the poppy and the bee, you can see the blur of the bee’s wings – the camera took the photo in one thousandth (1/1000) ofContinue reading “Photography Scheme | Diana Garner’s Garden”

Members Appearances on Gardeners World

The Good Friday edition of Gardeners World includes a feature where “Joe Swift reveals his top tips for creating a naturalistic garden.” His tips are drawn from filming at the gardens of Adrian & Clare de Baat and Julie Wise, all three HHPS members. The timing isn’t confirmed, but I’m sure you’ll be watching GWContinue reading “Members Appearances on Gardeners World”

Member featured in Homes & Gardens Magazine

Herts HPS member Adriaan de Baat’s garden appears in this month’s Homes and Gardens Magazine, in a double page feature entitled ‘Design Secrets’ with photographs by Marianne Majerus (, Marianne was winner of the prestigious competition International Garden Photographer Of The Year 2010, you can see her winning entry here:

Gardeners World Appearance

The gardens of Herts HPS members Adrian de Baat and Julie Wise are to be featured on Gardener’s World, as one of four short inset films on garden design styles to be screened at the beginning of the Spring 2013 series. The two gardens have been selected to illustrate the naturalistic or ‘prairie’ style ofContinue reading “Gardeners World Appearance”