P 13/12/2016

Planting for Wildlife – Our Collaboration with Denham Estate

Recently, best4hedging provided Denham Estate in Suffolk with a range of wildlife friendly bare root plants for a project in which they aimed to create a habitat of nest sites, flowers, berries and shelter for a range of British wildlife. Matt Driver from Denham Estate was more than happy to share his reasons for choosing our Ultimate Bird Friendly Hedging Bundle, his planting process and a fantastic selection of pictures. He said “At the Denham Estate we pride ourselves on putting an emphasis on conservation work, alongside the farming operations,... Read More

full hedge 13/09/2016

10 reasons to choose Western Red Cedar

One of best4hedging’s top ten best-selling species, Western Red Cedar, also known as Thuja plicata, is a popular conifer hedge plant which displays incredible shades of mid to dark green. This fantastic species has an abundance of uses in a garden and is a popular alternative to the famous Leylandii. Here are our 10 reasons to choose Western Red Cedar: It has a dense, bushy habit which can be utilised for an effective privacy screen, windbreak & noise reducing feature. Its evergreen foliage means its attractive colour will be present... Read More

10 Reasons to choose Hornbeam hedging 01/08/2016

10 Reasons to choose Hornbeam hedging

Hornbeam is a native species favoured for its attractive foliage and ability to withstand an abundance of hindering planting sites. Also known by its Latin name Carpinus betulus, this popular hedging plant is often mistaken for Beech (fagus sylvatica) as they have a similar appearance but can be distinguished by its leaves which have deeper veins. We’ve compiled a list of ten reasons to choose this fantastic hedge plant.   It’s benefits and multitude of uses have been acknowledged by the Royal Horticultural Society and has been awarded their esteemed Award... Read More

10 reasons to choose Griselinia littoralis 08/07/2016

10 reasons to choose Griselinia littoralis

Griselinia Littoralis is a Best4hedging favourite and is one of our top 10 selling species. Famous for its large ovate leaves, hence its alternative name New Zealand Broadleaf, which display beautiful light shades of apple green. Not only utilised for its calming colour that has the ability to bring a relaxing ambience to a garden, it holds a number of benefits that validates its popularity in thousands of gardens and garden designs. Its popularity in gardens across the country has been noticed by The Royal Horticultural Society. As a result,... Read More

Beech circle 20/01/2016

How does hardiness affect my choice of plant?

Over the weekend, we experienced a sudden change of weather as many of us here at Best4heding looked outside our windows and saw the long awaited snow that has people either jumping for joy, or hiding from the harsh weather. As the snowflakes fall and frost sets on the foliage of trees, the scenic landscapes begin to resemble a winter wonderland. With that being said, the cold conditions do make a number of gardeners panic as their attention turns to the survival of their plants and their ability to cope... Read More

Halloween Family Fright Nights 01/10/2015

Our top gardening events for October 2015

As we enter autumn, what better way to celebrate the arrival of this season’s fantastic colours, foods and flavours than with a day out at one of these top gardening events… Event: A friend, a book and a garden: the Garden Museum Literary Festival Date: 3rd & 4th October Location: Hatfield House, Hatfield Park, AL9 5NQ This year, the festival will see the appearance of a variety of celebrated gardeners including Alan Ticthmarsh, Dan Pearson and Alys Fowler on hand to give advice and inspiration. The weekend will also involve... Read More

A Beginner's Guide to Designing your own Garden 05/08/2015

Our top gardening events for August 2015

Event: 150th birthday of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Date: The whole month of August Location: RHS Gardens All four RHS gardens are joining together to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland. There’s Wonderland trails taking place at all the gardens, and Rosemoor and Wisley are even hosting a Mad Hatter’s tea party. As well as the big events there’s plenty more free activities running all summer long, perfect for days out with the whole family. You’d be madder than a Mad Hatter to miss it! Event: Summer Family Fun... Read More

bristol art and sculpture festival 03/04/2015

Our top gardening events for April 2015

The last couple of months have had the odd gardening show here and there but April is the month when things really get going in the world of horticulture. Here’s our top pick of gardening events for this month: Event: Kew on a Plate Kitchen Garden daily tour Date: 16th March – 22nd May 2015 Location: Kew Gardens Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Richmond Surrey TW9 3AB Have you seen BBC Two’s new programme Kew on a Plate? Well this is your chance to experience the fantastic fruit and vegetable garden... Read More

RHS Cardiff Office Box design 02/04/2015

The Importance of Collaboration for a Greener and More Sustainable Environment

When you work in an industry like horticulture, it’s important to collaborate with other like-minded professionals to create something that has the capacity to move the industry forward. Exhibitions and shows provide the perfect opportunity for companies to link up with landscape gardeners, enabling their innovative concepts to become a reality. For next month’s RHS Cardiff (17-19), the team at Best4hedging has teamed up with award-winning landscaper Robert Hughes, to help make his vision of an idyllic office life a reality, with a new dual-purpose concept garden. Inspired by a... Read More

BlenheimPalaceEventsEaster Family EntertainmentFairgroundRides 28/03/2015

Gardens to visit over the Easter Bank Holiday

With good weather predicted over the Bank Holiday, you won’t want to stay indoors! So, here’s our pick of the best gardening events taking place over Easter: With the kids Easter weekend at Blenheim Palace – This event is jam packed with loads of Easter activities to keep the kids entertained, including an Easter Egg Hunt around the Pleasure gardens and a fairground. If you visit on Easter Sunday or Monday, you’ll even be lucky enough to meet the Easter bunny and Peter Rabbit. Easter at Tatton Park – Tatton... Read More