The Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Rd., London SE1 7LB

New talk! Sarah Raven in conversation with Nigel Slater

In partnership with Gardens Illustrated, join our special guests Sarah Raven and Nigel Slater for an evening of lively conversation about gardens and gardening.

This special episode of the award-winning Gardens Illustrated podcast Talking Gardens will be hosted in front of a live audience this September at the Garden Museum. First-time guest Sarah Raven and returning guest Nigel Slater will join host and Gardens Illustrated editor Stephanie Mahon to talk about their dream gardens and plants, horticultural influences and inspirations.

Friday 6 September, 7pm
For further information and to book tickets click here

and also from The Garden Museum an exhibition exploring the gardens of the Bloomsbury Group

Gardening Bohemia: Bloomsbury Women Outdoors

15th May – 29th September

Gardening Bohemia: Bloomsbury Women Outdoors centres on four extraordinary women and the green spaces they surrounded themselves with: writer Virginia Woolf and her garden at Monk’s House; her sister artist Vanessa Bell, whose garden and studio was at nearby Charleston; arts patron and photographer Lady Ottoline Morrell, who presided over Garsington Manor; and garden designer and writer Vita Sackville-West and the gardens at Sissinghurst Castle.

For each of the women explored in this exhibition, their gardens became places of sanctuary and experiment through times of personal and national crises, where ideas about creativity and domesticity, nature, sexuality and relationships could be uprooted and redefined.

Photographs, paintings, textiles, garden tools, manuscripts, and correspondence – many of which have never been on public view – will tell the interweaving stories of these women, their creative lives, their friends and their gardens.

Guest curated by Dr Claudia Tobin.


Newsletter of Oxfordshire Gardens Open By Arrangement in 2024

As part of our effort to increase awareness of the wealth of gardens in Oxfordshire that are open under the National Garden Scheme we have produced a Newsletter featuring all the gardens that are open “By Appointment” to groups of visitors. There are 33 gardens in all with openings spread over most of the year. The Newsletter for 2024 is contained in a PDF file which contains a photograph and a brief synopsis of each Oxfordshire garden that is open for booking “by arrangement” this year. Each entry has a link back to the Find-a-Garden entry on the NGS website.
  • You can access the Newsletter by clicking on the Download button.
  • You can then save the file for your use locally.
  • We would love it if you would share this information with others


The Oxford Botanic Garden and Aboretum

The Alpine Garden Society has a programme of events, zoom lectures, seed exchanges and regional groups

The Cottage Garden Society has a North Oxford Group

The Oxford Special Interest Group The Oxfordshire Flora Group specialising in plant identification meetings

Oxford College of Garden Design