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PUBLISHED: 10:46 04 December 2007 | UPDATED: 14:57 20 February 2013


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Garden Visits

Inspirational visits to gardens across the county feature in Somerset Life every month and here we give you a taste of just six of them, most of which are open to the public and guaranteed to enlighten and enthral.

The Day of the Triffids: Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of carnivorous plants where each species has developed its own ingenious way of attracting and digesting its prey.

King of Vegetables: When John Rowswell decided to specialise in unusual varieties of veg, little did he know that he would soon have top chefs clamouring at his door.

Queen of Herbs: Whether it's for enhancing the flavour of food or easing aches and pains, there's sure to be a herb fit for the job, and one woman who can point you in the right direction is Jekka McVicar, 'Queen of Herbs' as Jamie Oliver describes her.

Spring Is in the Air: We celebrate spring with a wander round the blossom- and bulb-filled Bath Botanical Gardens.

No-dig Veg: When it comes to the garden, organic guru Charles Dowding encourages us to let the worms do all the hard work... Sounds brilliant and it is. He has perfected the art of vegetable cultivation without turning the soil at all.

Dig This! Allotments for Leisure: There's increasing concern about where our food comes from and how far it travels to get to our table. Could allotments be part of the solution?

Somerset Garden Visits


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