How to make a Christmas wreath

How to make a Christmas wreath

Ditch the plastic berries and fake pine cones this Christmas with some top tips from expert Somerset florist and grower Jan Waters from JW Blooms. Find out how to make a Christmas wreath using British foliage, most of which you can grow or forage for in your own...
Halloween Pumpkins: How to Grow, Carve & Cook

Halloween Pumpkins: How to Grow, Carve & Cook

Halloween pumpkins are hallmarks of the season. While they’ve only been carved as the Jack O’Lanterns we know and love since the 19th century, the tradition of hollowing the fruit out to form a lantern crosses continents and dates back centuries. If...
How walking improves your mental health

How walking improves your mental health

Walking, Nature and Mental Health On Mental Health Day 2018 Have you ever noticed that warm fuzzy afterglow that emanates after a good walk? From a serious stomp to a gentle amble, walking – and generally spending time outdoors amongst nature – has been scientifically...
From the Archives: Hestercombe’s Octagon Summerhouse

From the Archives: Hestercombe’s Octagon Summerhouse

Rediscovering and Restoring the Octagon Summerhouse by Assistant Archivist, Ben Whitworth The restoration of Hestercombe’s Landscape Garden calls for a wide range of skills. For example, an Octagon Summerhouse is known to have existed in 1761 when someone listed...