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We are delighted to have been featured in a number of national, international and local publications – it really is an honour to have received such recognition.

Articles in 2019

We are listed as one of Gardens Illustrated Magazine’s Top 100 Independent Nurseries. Front cover of Gardens Illustrated 100 best nurseries guide


Absolutely over the  moon with this article in the Yorkshire Post over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

Yorkshire Post article Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens in the Yorkshire Post

Articles in 2018

The August edition of Living Magazine featured artist Kate Pettit as she prepared for her art exhibition in our tea room.


In May 2018 I was invited to shortlist my top selections of geraniums for the RHS Magazine:

Belgian Television came to Stillingfleet and filmed for their equivalent of Gardener’s World. I thought the programme captured the ethos of the garden brilliantly with the added bonus that all the plants photographed are named on the pictures. How very different from what happens here, no one is given time to talk about their garden, the thinking behind the planning and planting. The programmes here are introduced by a small team of presenters and I would love the BBC to change the format and involve more of the garden owners or head gardeners.

Watch the video here.

I would be interested to hear what anyone else thinks ?

Articles in 2017

The Selby Times in March 2017 – Recognition that Stillingfleet is opening for the 30th year as part of the National Open Gardens Scheme in 2017.


On 10th June 2017 we appeared in a ‘Yorkshire Treasures’ feature in the Yorkshire Post


Articles in 2016

We are delighted to feature in the 1st birthday issue of Howdenshire Living Magazine – now available in shops



Following our win in the Visit York Awards we have had a plethora of articles appearing this summer:

National newspapers include Country Living with stunning photographs by the award winning Richard Bloom, Garden News and Land Love Magazine.

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Local papers that have featured us include the Selby Times and the Yorkshire Times

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In April we were one of the recommended gardens in Living North magazine for 2016

In March we appeared in an article about RHS Partner Gardens in The Garden magazine

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Articles in 2015

We are delighted to have a monthly gardening column in Living North Magazine and we hope you enjoy the most recent article, “Keeping Colour.”

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Living North Magazine has also made available their back copies on the internet, so we are able to share some of the most recent articles from this year.  Hopefully you will find they are a good read and will help remind you that spring isn’t far away!

October Issue

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September Issue

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August Issue

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I am now writing a monthly column for Living North Magazine – here are just some of the articles published so far this year:

The Garden’s Changing Seasons

A Colourful Garden all Summer Long

The Vegetable Garden

How to plant annual seeds for cut flowers

Spring in the Garden

Liven up the Garden with Evergreens

We also had a lovely feature in Yorkshire Times ahead of the RHS National Get Gardening Week

In March our pulmonarias were the star feature in an article in the weekly Garden News Magazine


Pulmonaria Feature in Garden News Magazine

Articles in 2014

This year it feels like everyone has been talking about us!  We have been delighted to feature in a number of national and local publications and we are honoured to have such recognition. Here is a sample:

Land Love Magazine – Gardening Secrets with Vanessa Cook 

York Press – Series of Imaginative Sculptures on Show

Yorkshire Ridings Magazine – Planting the Seeds of Success

Yorkshire Ridings Magazine Article

Yorkshire Ridings Magazine Article

The Telegraph – How meadows were Lost in the Long Grass


I also had the pleasure of writing these three articles for Living North Magazine throughout the summer

Step Into Spring

Here Comes Summer

Summer to Autumn Garden


Some of our visitors have also written blogs about their trip to Stillingfleet Garden:

Our Plot At Green Lane Allotments

Tea With Ruby

Gwenfars Garden

York Mix


Previous Years

Here are just a few examples of where we have featured in the past:


  • Belgian TV Gardening Programme (link no longer available)
  • Country Homes and Interiors (2011)
  • Yorkshire Post (2011)
  • The Daily Telegraph (2011)
  • The Journal (2011)
  • The Most Amazing Gardens in Britain and Ireland (Readers Digest Publication)
  • The Good Gardens Guide edited by Peter King
  • Gardens Illustrated named us as one of the best ever cottage gardens
  • The Daily Telegraph Gardeners’ Guide to Britain” by Patrick Taylor
  • Gardeners’ Favourite Nurseries by Leslie Geddes-Brown
  • The English Garden
  • Yorkshire Life
  • The Garden
  • The Independent – named us as one of the top ten June gardens in Great Britain

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens has also appeared on BBC Gardeners World and we were especially delighted to be included in ‘Castle in the Country’ on BBC 2 amongst others. We are delighted to have received many wonderful reviews and comments from our visitors, the national press and specialist gardening books, magazines and periodicals. Below are a small selection of these, together with links to our recent press articles. We are always very pleased to receive your views which you can do through this link. For comments and feedback on our Workshops, please visit our new Feedback Area here!

Links to Articles

Press Extracts

  • “One of the best cottage gardens” – Gardens llustrated
  • “Worth a long journey to visit.” – RHS Gardens
  • “inspiring plant combinations… a tranquil delight” Daily Telegraph
  • “At Stillingfleet Lodge nature and nurture combine to create a harmonius whole” The Garden Magazine

Read the blog article of a French visitor: click here.

We have also appeared on BBC Gardeners World and we were especially delighted to be included in ‘Castle in the Country’ on BBC 2 amongst others.


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