BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

Accessibility help
Text only
BBC Homepage
BBC Radio
Woman's Hour - Weekdays 10-11am, Saturdays 4-5pm
Listen online to Radio 4

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

  Katharine Swift 18 January 2005  
on the changing styles of English gardening

At her historical garden in Shropshire, the writer and gardener Katherine Swift is busy planting and preparing for the spring opening to the public.

Fifteen years ago Katherine began building the garden at Morville Hall on the site of a former Benedictine monastery, and its sixteen different sections have come to represent the changing styles of English gardening through the ages. Throughout the year we'll be visiting her every week to discover the delights of her garden and hear about the work that goes into creating and maintaining it.

Even at this time of year, she's hard at work, and despite the often atrocious weather, Katherine says she still takes time out to appreciate and enjoy what she describes as the pleasures of the garden in winter. Maggie Ayre joined her at Morville Hall near Bridgnorth to explore one of them.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.
Recent items about Home + Garden
25 November 2009: Feedback: the washing line
More items in the Home + Garden Archive
Listen now to the latest Woman's Hour
Listen Now
Latest programme
Listen again to previous programmes
Listen Again
Previous programmes

Retired? Downsizing? Moving home to be nearer the kids?

We'd like to hear your stories about moving house

Image: Find out how more about the Woman's Hour podcast
More about Woman's Hour podcasts

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy