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“Relaxed yet refined” from the RHS magazine, The Garden, of December 2012 – read the full review here (this link opens in a new tab).

You can find more reviews of Veddw below. Reviews of The Bad Tempered Gardener can be found here. Reviews of more gardens can be found on the thinkinGardens website.

Interesting feedback.

by AnneWareham on August 31, 2014

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An Addition to the visit from Brockweir, Hewelsfield and St Briavels Garden Society’s feedback

The group leader now points out to me that I only asked  about the people who didn’t appreciate the garden: the majority did like it. And she asked me to add a new last paragraph, which is below.

 This was feedback which I requested from the leader of a recent coach party. I thought it would be useful to people planning such visits and I’ve left it anonymous because, although I have permission to use it, it wasn’t mentioned to the members of the party at the time.
Hedges Late August Veddw Copyright Anne Wareham 027

Late evening sun in August

Group Leader:

It was generally the people who are “controlling” in their own gardens that didn’t like it, [..read more..]

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