Articles: Gardening & Green Spaces

John Ruttledge on autumnal flowers at the Château de Vullierens

John Ruttledge on autumnal flowers at the Château de Vullierens

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This Friday to Sunday the spectacular gardens of le Château de Vullierens are open to the public with amazing autumnal flowers, a sculpture park, local wines and tasty food, plus hallowe...

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Planting Spring Bulbs with DigIt's Hester Macdonald

Planting Spring Bulbs with DigIt's Hester Macdonald

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Don't forget to plant them now, in autumn!

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Dig It! Gardening events for the end of summer (18 Sept 2017)

Dig It! Gardening events for the end of summer (18 Sept 2017)

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This week Hester looks at things to do as summer comes to an end

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Plunge into some greenery this autumn

Plunge into some greenery this autumn

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The weather here in Switzerland is due to improve again, so it’s a good time to get out and about and enjoy some gardens and plants over the next couple of weeks. This week Hester looks ...

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Lake Geneva clean-up 2017 - Patty Moll

Lake Geneva clean-up 2017 - Patty Moll

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Patty Moll talks to WRS's Katt Cullen about cleaning up Lake Geneva and why you should volunteer!

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New indoor furniture collection for autumn at Schilliger in Gland

New indoor furniture collection for autumn at Schilliger in Gland

As the days shorten and we think once again of being cosy inside our homes, Schilliger home and garden centre in Gland is putting on a bit of show with its latest collection of indoor fur...

Provided by Schilliger

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Dig It! Gardening with Children

Dig It! Gardening with Children

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I love this time of year, the fresh slate of a new school year gives you a chance to start afresh, dig a veggie patch, buy some bulbs for next spring or plan a new border in the garden.

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Dig It! Lawns (4 September 2017)

Dig It! Lawns (4 September 2017)

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Our listener question this week comes from Sandra, who has a large, steep garden at an altitude of 800m, and is worried about some new brown patches on her lawn.

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Dig It!  Strawberries (28 Aug 2017)

Dig It! Strawberries (28 Aug 2017)

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Plantarium in Boskoop is one of the biggest horticulture shows in the Netherlands, where plant specialists from the region and further afield meet to show their new plants. Markus Kobelt of Lubera ...

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Nicolas Bonstein talks experimental music at Les Digitales

Nicolas Bonstein talks experimental music at Les Digitales

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Les Digitales is a series of one-day events packed with electronic and experimental music. Nicolas Bonstein was part of the team that created the event 13 years ago. He talks to WRS about the ev...

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Dig It! Black Clematis (17 July 2017)

Dig It! Black Clematis (17 July 2017)

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Travers nurseries know a good climber when they see one. Arnaud Travers is the 5th generation of his family to work with plants, and they launched a few new plants at the Salon du Vég&eac...

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Dig It! Lost Gardens of Heligan & Eden project (10 July 2017)

Dig It! Lost Gardens of Heligan & Eden project (10 July 2017)

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The holidays are here, and if you are lucky enough to be spending some of your holiday time in Cornwall, then get yourself to the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.    

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Cinétransat and Happy City Lab - bringing people together

Cinétransat and Happy City Lab - bringing people together

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Dan Acher is the man behind HAPPY CITY LAB; a series of projects that aim to bring people together. Check out Dan's TEDx talk on reinventing the city.  One such project is the Cin&eacut...

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WeHike - a hiking community

WeHike - a hiking community

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Photo taken at: Faulhorn and Männlichen   WeHike is a Swiss startup, created by friends who were passionate about hiking and creating communities of like-minded people. WeHike ...

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Dig It! Sturdy petunias (3 July 2017)

Dig It! Sturdy petunias (3 July 2017)

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With all this hot weather, many plants in hanging baskets and containers have been suffering and wilting. If you have lost some plants and are looking for some replacements, or haven't plant...

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Summer Butterfly House opens at Schilliger

Summer Butterfly House opens at Schilliger

Located in Gland. Open from 10th July to 2nd September. 

Provided by Schilliger Garden Centre

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Dig It! Nantes garden park (26 June 2017)

Dig It! Nantes garden park (26 June 2017)

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The beautiful city of Nantes is a watchword for unique and creative city revival, and the addition of another new park is sure to help boost that image. The Mayor of Nantes, Johanna Rolland, and th...

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Dig It! Orticolario - Italian gardens (19 June 2017)

Dig It! Orticolario - Italian gardens (19 June 2017)

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Orticolario, the Italian garden event that takes place in Como at the end of September, is packed with quality plants. Erwin Meier is a plant expert, and the Director of the Meier Garden Centre nea...

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Hester Digs all the "sundries" at the Chelsea Flower Show

Hester Digs all the "sundries" at the Chelsea Flower Show

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Hester Digs! talks about all the "sundries" at the Chelsea Flower Show; from beautiful sculptures to watering cans.

Provided by Meier Garden-Centre

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Join Hester on our Lake Como Italian Gardens Tour

Join Hester on our Lake Como Italian Gardens Tour

In partnership with Kuoni, WRS is offering an exclusive Italian gardens tour with our very own Hester Macdonald - award-winning garden designer, historical gardens guide, and host of Dig It!&n...

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Dig It! Listener questions (12 June 2017)

Dig It! Listener questions (12 June 2017)

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It's the first week of the month, and we have a question from Mandy, a yoga teacher, with a question about a tricky area, under the "saut de loup" in their basement. Are there any pla...

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Hester Digs Chelsea's Flower Pavilion

Hester Digs Chelsea's Flower Pavilion

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There are always lots of new plants and unusual plants to enjoy inside the Aladdin’s Cave that is the Floral Pavilion at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Provided by Meier Garden-Centre

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Hester Digs Flowers at Chelsea

Hester Digs Flowers at Chelsea

Many visitors come to the Chelsea Flower Show to see the plants, and there are always lots of new plants and unusual plants to enjoy in the show gardens and inside the Aladdin’s Cave that is ...

Provided by Meier Garden-Centre

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Dig It! Listener Questions  (6 June 2017)

Dig It! Listener Questions (6 June 2017)

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It's the first week of the month, and we have a question from Mandy, a yoga teacher, with a question about a tricky area, under the "saut de loup" in their basement. Are there any pla...

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