GI Sue

Comments Off on GI Sue

Don’t worry, Sue hasn’t left the garden and signed up with the US Army!  GI is apparently shorthand for the magazine Gardens Illustrated as used by “those in the know”.

GI is probably Sue’s favourite mag in the whole world and this month she’s got her name in it!

Sarah Price, who visited the garden in May is currently writing a series of articles for GI and the October version features Wild Flowers in Gardens.   One of photographer Britt Willoughby Dyer‘s recent pics of the garden has been used by Sarah to illustrate how to “bring a spontaneous sparkle to a vegetable plot”, In this case our onion beds.

If I had had my way these “weeds, that are shading my onions” would have been pulled up long before Britt or Sarah saw them!

Here’s a copy of the first page of the article.

Gardens Illustrated October 2015

Gardens Illustrated October 2015

PS:  I’ve just had my arm firmly twisted to acknowledge that despite the “weeds” we had a most tremendous crop of onions (see earlier posting) and ………. Sue was right (there, I’ve said it!)

Who is writing in the Visitors Book?

Comments Off on Who is writing in the Visitors Book?

Every time we open, and we’re on our 7th year for the NGS, we ask visitors to write a few thoughts in our visitors book.  Invariably they are lovely comments, uplifting after all the hard work that goes into making the garden look presentable for all the hundreds of people who give up their time and money to come here.

We’ve published quite a few of the comments here in the past and hopefully they have encouraged readers to visit, who might otherwise have not.

But at our last Open Day in May, one comment stood out, not just because of the sentiments, but because the writer is a highly respected garden designer and journalist.

The writer was Sarah Price, who has a regular feature in what Sue considers to be the “bible” of gardening mags – Gardens Illustrated – and also who was responsible for the design of the wild flower meadow at the 2012 London Olympic Park.   Yes, Sarah had come to visit Nant y Bedd!!

Sarah wrote “Absolutely enchanting garden! Of the place and so imaginative. Can’t wait to visit again. Inspiring!! Sarah”

One could say that Sue was rather pleased, to put it mildly.

Come along to our next Open Garden on July 19th or give us a call on 01873 890219 to arrange a visit.