Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow…


Gardening is a way of showing you believe in tomorrow

Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow…

How true!  We love this photo – by Mariana, one of our MyGardenSchool Flickr group members .  I don’t think it needs explanation – just enjoy. Mariana is a freelance graphic artist/designer, turned addict to photographing anything and turning it into something…

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MyGardenSchool Group on Flickr


Feel free to join MyGardenSchool Group on Flickr

We like Flickr.  And embrace its passionate community of photographic enthusiasts.  Please feel free to join the MyGardenSchool Flickr group where you can get constructive comments on your plant, flower, garden and anything garden related photography.  We will begin an awards process shortly for those photographs we think are extra special.

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Andy Sturgeon to design The Daily Telegraph garden for Chelsea Flower Show 2010.


Behind the scenes with Andy Sturgeon, the award-winning designer chosen to create this year’s Daily Telegraph garden for Chelsea Flower Show

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Come and meet Andy on Feb 11th at an intimate masterclass – Oxford College of Garden Design

Good Gardens to take in some Snowdrop Action


February is a wonderful time to visit one of the UK’s many snowdrop collections. Have your camera ready at Benington Lordship in Hertfordshire, where huge drifts of single and double snowdrops carpet the moat of a ruined Norman castle.  Anglesey Abbey near Cambridge is home to one of the most significant snowdrop collections in the country, with some 240 cultivars to enjoy and compare. Or, take a stroll through the woodland at Cambo Estate Gardens in Fife, carpeted with snowdrops, snowflakes and aconites.


Echinops Timelapse


Time-lapse photography is a cinematography technique whereby each film frame is captured at a rate much slower than it will be played back. When replayed at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. Time-lapse photography can be considered to be the opposite of high speed photography.
Processes that would normally appear subtle to the human eye, such as the motion of the sun and stars in the sky, become very pronounced. Time-lapse is the extreme version of the cinematography technique of undercranking, and can be confused with stop motion animation.

It works particularly well on plants – showing off their beauty through speeded up growth. Something we miss with the naked eye in our normal time and space..

Masterclass on building a successful web presence


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This Masterclass was developed for Oxford College of Garden Design.  It was designed to help the post graduate design students understand more about the value of marketing their businesses through the internet.  The students had varying degrees of ‘tech saviness’.   It has also been published more widely to help the garden design industry in general get to grips with developing their websites and social networking.  Please feel free to view and pass on to others who find this useful.

Welcome to MyGardenSchool


This is the destination for virtually everything garden related..   Watch this space