Harvest Festival


Courgettes fit to burst, potatoes by the sackful, enough salad to feed the valley … It's harvest time on the farm

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As a youngster, Dan found the dahlias at his local flower show were the domain of men in string vests. It's easy to see why

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A trip into the unspoilt Småland offers the chance to connect with an area verdant with plants – and history

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After high summer, the garden is beginning to relax – which gives you time to start planning for next year

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Make a Beeline


While colonies are collapsing, Dan plants his gardens with nectar-rich varieties to keep the air buzzing all summer long

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Pastoral Care


Experiments on Dan's new land are bearing fruit – as well as potatoes, willows and, best of all, meadow flowers

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Secret Garden


Architect Peter Zumthor has created a Zen 'garden within a garden' in his design of this year's Serpentine Pavilion

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An August slump can descend on the garden, but the sunshine month brings with it a new wave of showy perennials.

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