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It’s National Gardening Week

by Mark Brown | Apr 14, 2015 | Blog, Residential

When gardeners garden, it is not just plants that grow, 
but the gardeners themselves. 

-   Ken Druse

This week, from 13th April until 19th April 2015, the RHS will once more be curating the UK’s annual campaign to celebrate all things green and marking four years since it was founded. National Gardening Week helps more people celebrate, enjoy, learn about and conserve their gardens, green spaces and local environments.

Gardens are one of the greatest things about the UK and those at National Gardening Week are passionate about them. So passionate in fact that this year, they’re launching the first ever National Open Gardens Day on 17 April to celebrate the fantastic, entrancing, historical, beguiling, visual, educational and delicious array of gardens in Britain. For this year’s National Gardening Week they have encouraged gardens that normally charge for entry or are closed to the public on 17 April, to open their doors for free, giving as many people as possible the chance to visit and find out for themselves what makes gardens so brilliant. Visit the National Gardening Week website to find a garden near you to visit this week and get some inspiration for your own backyard.

We at the Garden Escape are similarly passionate about gardens and are fortunate enough to spend time in many a customer’s garden as we endeavour to add a touch of beauty and utility, with our elegant garden rooms. We believe that intelligent site specification, combined with naturally aesthetic and sustainable materials and methods, can enhance both the beauty of your garden and the pleasure which you can gain from it. Don’t just take our word for it: take a look at the testimonial from Mr. Coward, one of the many happy Garden Escape owners.

Whether it be an April shower, a wintery storm or (please at least a few) a  scorching hot summer’s day, a garden room can allow you to shelter from the elements as you gaze out upon the beauty which you have created. Or it can be a tranquil, yet inspiring, workspace that unleashes your creative potential and allows you to be the very best that you can be. Or perhaps a relaxing, stylish place to entertain family and friends, immersing them in fabulous green and natural surroundings as you all eat, drink and make merry.

He who plants a garden plants happiness.
If you want to be happy for a lifetime, plant a garden.

- Chinese Proverb

About the author

Consultant at TG Escapes - Mark has spent time growing up with the army, studying computing before the internet existed, and founding The London Classic Theatre Company, self sustaining for over 25 years. He trained in marketing with Unilever before moving into advertising as a strategist with Leo Burnett, Creative Director at Starcom and founder of award winning creative agency Weapon7. He has a passion for eco buildings and helps run the social enterprise Street Wisdom, providing free creative walkshops around the world.

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