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Victoria Park gardens in London

Top award for London’s Victoria Park

The 170 year-old park, one of London’s most historic, spans 86 hectares and receives up to 12 million visitors every year. It is known for its glorious displays of summer…

Wakehurst Place

Visitor numbers plunge at Wakehurst Place

The shocking figures came to light following a Freedom of Information Act request from campaigners, who want charges abolished. Between 1 April and 31 August 2013, 168,107 people visited Wakehurst Place,…

The Dingle in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury is RHS Britain in Bloom Champion 2014

RHS judges said they witnessed a “horticultural and environmental renaissance” in Shrewsbury’s parks and gardens, most notably The Dingle (main image, above). Judges also heaped praise on the Bowbrook Allotment Community site.…

Peter Glazebrook from Newark with his world record-breaking carrot

Giant veg world records smashed at Harrogate show

Peter Glazebrook from Newark set a new world record for the heaviest carrot at 20lbs (pictured), while Tony Glover of Swadlincote smashed the world record for the heaviest onion, weighing…

Christine Walken

Change of date for Christine’s Glorious Gardens

Since going to press with the story about Christine Walkden’s new series Glorious Gardens from Above (Amateur Gardening, 4 October), the BBC have moved its transmission date from October 6…