Plan a trip to some of Europe’s most stunning gardens with garden designer Carolyn Mullet as your guide. In May visit Chelsea Flower Show & English Gardens, A Designer’s Tour of Contemporary English Gardens in August, and Piet Oudolf & Dutch Wave Gardens in September. Are we packed yet?
In the face of droughts, flooding, poor soils and harsh winters, this verdant garden in central Poland still thrives thanks to a determined gardener named Joanna. Boasting hundreds of varieties of plants, this small but hearty garden shows even when the odds aren’t particularly in your favor, a little experimenting and resilience goes a long way.
Clean lines of the formal gardens and parks in Paris are controlled with thoughtfully arranged elements that are impressive to see in person. The hand-trimmed trees allow the surrounding structures to shine during the winter months, and allow the trees to thrive year after year.
Drielandenpunt Labyrinth, or Three-Country Labyrinth, is Europe's largest open air shrub maze, and its hilltop location in the Netherlands—the highest point in the country—offers a stunning view of Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. Designed by landscape architect Adrian Fisher, the labyrinth pays homage to the location's infamous popularity with smugglers.
For the last forty years, landscape architects in Brussels have installed a colorful public exhibit—an enormous carpet of begonias on the cobblestone square at Grand-Palace. This year's inaguration will be on August 15th, and the begonias will be on display through the 19th.
Jardins, Jardin, Paris’ avant-garde garden show, is the anti-Chelsea—it ran over the weekend, from June 1 to June 3. A quick look from The Telegraph's deputy gardening editor, Joanna Fortnam, about why she loves this French garden party.
A tour of the Paris parks as told in Winter in Paris, where the hand-trimmed trees and clipped hedges that populate the winter parks give the blooms of the summer competition with their quiet beauty and sculptural bare-lines of winter. If a trip to Paris isn’t in your near future, this photo tour is certainly the next best thing.
Interior designer Lucien Rees Roberts and his partner, architect Steven Harris, bought an island paradise in Croatia. This is the story of how they, along with landscape architect David Kelly, transformed an overgrown property into an amazing summer home with timeless Mediterranean views.