At the start of August I travelled to Somerset with family and friends to visit the Piet Oudolf perennial meadow at Hauser & Wirth Gallery. This was a great chance to take in the late summer colours and textures of this beautiful planting scheme, and chat over its delivery and upkeep with Head Gardener Mark Dumbleton.

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Piet Oudolf, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, perennial planting


On June 29 and 30 the Garden Museum held their first garden literary festival, A Friend, a Book and a Garden at Tom and Sue Stuart-Smith's garden in Hertfordshire.

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Garden Museum, Tom Stuart-Smith, Piet Oudolf, Literary Festival