Worsley New Hall

The RHS intends to restore the historic grounds of Worsley New Hall, turning the 156-acre landscape into a destination garden that will welcome one million visitors per year within a…

Norton in Hales

A startling 70 finalists flew the flag for their UK region. Judges described Norton in Hales as a “beautiful picturesque rural village set in the Heart of England”. But it…

The political pumpkins were created by expert carver Simon McMinnis (pictured), 32, from Poulton near Blackpool. He has been a professional carver for six years, starting out in 2009 after…

The spider proof shed

A shed supplier has launched what it claims is the world’s first spider-proof building. But peace of mind comes at a price: the 6x8ft shed has a spine-chilling £1,999 price…

In fact, it was only 55 year-old plumber Stephen Hogan, from Dorset, who was rolling his soil and raking his lawn under an outdoor light. Stephen had been gardening late…

Each location is a finalist in this year’s RHS Britain in Bloom contest and will be judged on three key points: horticultural achievement, community participation and environmental responsibility. It’s not…