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Garden Tour: Portugal – Lisbon, Cascais and Madeira

HPSO Garden Tour Portugal 2017

ARTICLE BY: JO ANN BONES Jo Ann Bones is a HPSO Board Member & Traveler. The 2017 Portugal tour escort was Lois Moss, HPSO Board Member & Treasurer, and owner of Gardens•Tours; and the conductor was Gavin Bade of G on Tour. *** Portugal was never on my list of places I wanted to visit. Then I attended an HPSO Travel Club meeting where Bruce Wakefield showed pictures of Madeira and talked about a trip he led to Spain and Portugal in 2014. I was fascinated by the geography and the beautiful semi-tropical gardens of Madeira, a volcanic island in… 


Garden Terminology Gleaned from Words Past but Inspiring Gardens to Come

Muiderslot Gardens

ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY: ADRIA SPARHAWK HPSO Board Member & Owner of Thicket Nursery *** When my garden shop, Thicket, closes up for the winter months, I explore gardens for inspiration whenever possible. Last year I visited the Netherlands, and while researching historic gardens there I stumbled upon a fantastic website. They have an exhaustive list of fascinating historic garden terminology. I include here a few of my favorites, but please visit GardenVisit.com to get the whole shebang, as well as links to fabulous gardens, tips on growing, and purveyors of all things ‘gardeny.’ The images below are some lovely examples…