Gaze Burvill shortlisted for RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year 2012

The Jubilee Spiral by Alton based Gaze Burvill has been shortlisted for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year 2012. In celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Jubilee Spiral seating can be placed around a small tree or sculpture, or displayed in its own right. Craftsman-made for optimum comfort, this piece […]

Photos of Feathers opening at Hawk Conservancy Trust

Chris Packham opens new Hawk Conservancy restaurant

TV naturalist Chris Packham opened the new restaurant at the Hawk Conservancy Trust in Weyhill last night. He started by giving an interesting speech about the former incarnations of the restaurant, including the very first one in 1966 – a timber clad caravan in the car park which was frequented by scarlet macaws with a […]

Leopold de Rothschild obituary

Leopold de Rothschild died on April 19 aged 84. He was a member of the Rothschild banking family and had a distinguished career in finance; however his greatest passions were classical music and steam trains and he was well known as a leading musical philanthropist. Leo, as he was known, was born in London on […]

2012 British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton Race Report

Round 3 of the 2012 championship was held in changeable weather conditions and provided some very close racing. Gordon Sheddon was dominant and managed to not only win 2 of the races today but also improved from 5th in the championship fight, to 2nd. Results from Thruxton: Race 1 1 – Mat Jackson 2 – […]

Testbourne Community School at Chelsea Fringe Festival

Students  from Testbourne Community School in Whitchurch will be taking part in the new Chelsea Fringe Festival. Their creation ‘The Wheelie Garden’ will be taking to the streets of London for two days in May and the team will be joining other horticulture enthusiasts who want to bring the joys of gardening to a wider […]

Sparsholt students prepare for Chelsea Flower Show

“Each plant has to have at least three uses, such as aromatic, medicinal and culinary” For horticulture lecturer Chris Bird, it’s a chance to take a budding new team of second year students to the show off their skills at the greatest flowers show on Earth – the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. A team of […]

New bishop enthroned at Winchester Cathedral

The enthronement of the 97th Bishop of Winchester, The Rt Rev Tim Dakin, took place on Saturday. He succeeded The Rt Rev Michael Scott-Joynt who retired after 16 years in the position. In his opening sermon, the new bishop said  “I believe the Diocese is ready to move on and is ready for change. I […]

Furzey Gardens prepare for Chelsea Flower Show

For the first time in five years Chris Beardshaw will be back at Chelsea Flower Show with a show garden for the 90th anniversary of Furzey Gardens near Minstead. The woodland theme reflects the character of Furzey Gardens and  because the soil at Furzey is ericaceous, the planting will feature acid loving plants such as […]

2012 British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton

The MSA British Touring Car Championship returns to Thruxton on 28th-29th April for the third round of the 2012 Championship. Defending champion Matt Neal is currently sitting in second position after the first two rounds. 2001/2010 champion Jason Plato who this year joined the MG KX Momentum Racing team prepared by Triple Eight Race Engineering […]