Well known Exbury Gardens is practically on our doorstep but there are other gardens open to visitors which are much closer still, and we should be pleased to hear from the owners of these if you’d like us to feature yours!
After such a wild and wet winter, March feels like the right time to be thinking ahead to our own gardens and the summers we hope to enjoy in them. We’re pleased to begin by featuring Fairweather’s Garden Centre in Beaulieu, and hope shortly to add feature articles about the other garden centres in our local area.


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