Savill Gardens Windsor Great Park Berkshire, excellent all seasons garden.

Blewbury Manor in Oxfordshire

Ness Gardens Cheshire home of the late Arthur Kilpin Bulley, famous Liverpool cotton merchant and great plant collector.

Daglingworth House Gloucestershire, home of David and Henrietta Howard just north of Cirencester.

Dyffryn House and Gardens near Cardiff

Powis Castle Gardens near Welshpool are stunning at almost any time of the year

Througham Court, a stunning garden with a remarkable owner, this garden is open on rare occasions to privileged groups and we were one of them!

 John Massey's garden at Ashwood is fabulous with its year round beauty and at the wealth of unusual plants in a wonderful canal side garden setting

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A multi-functional gardening advice, news and family portal

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Below is just a sample of the most popular of Howard's Lectures, these now number well over 120 titles!

Music Interests

Over recent years I have been searching for new music to enjoy, some musicians have come via searching the Internet, others by being given copy DVD's which led me to buy more than thirty DVD's for one artist alone! I do hope you will enjoy my current tastes in music and you can follow some of my leads to take you to enjoy some of the best music in the world!

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Welcome to website, we are back on line, apologies for the delays in late November, this was down to a false security issue which took some time time to convince our hosting company that therewas nothing at all wrong!  This is both our family and a business website, here you will be able to find lots about Howard and Andrea Drury, their life styles and lots of gardening news and other information.


I apologise about the problems with my website recently part due to attempted hacks and partly down to me! With huge thanks to Christian Cartwright he has made my site much more secure, it may even ask you to prove you are human! We are putting lots of news up literally daily now we are functioning again but of great importance are our special Friday Afternoon lectures which are to be held at the Community Centre Swindon in March, April, May, September, October and November. Please see under events the subsection entitled Special Friday Lectures, you can complete the form there and print and send to me to book your place as numbers are limited.

We are also planning to open our garden again in July this year so please watch this space for more details, but following on last years sucess we will probably hold it on a Saturady again. Thanks to everyone for helping raise £1300 for MacMillan Cancer Support last year.

Below are some fact sheets that may be of interest to those of you who have seen me lecturing or giving advice over the last few weeks

Climbing, Twining and Other Wall Shrubs

Growing Clematis 2016

Clematis Throughout The Year

Growing Clematis in Containers


The Genus Helleborus

Hellebores The Species Interspecies and Hybrids

Buttercup alert as new disease strikes buttercups

Please do a search (the search box is top right hand side) on this website you will lots of more information about the subjects covered in my recent lectures.


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We live in Kings Heath, a suburban village some 3 miles south of Birmingham city centre. My work and hobby interests revolve around gardening and over the years this has widened as I use my love of photography and computers to compile and present many fascinating lectures about diverse and general aspects of gardening using the latest digital technology.

I also works closely with Ashwood Nurseries running winter lectures and day trips. From time to time I also organise garden holidays ranging from a long weekend in the UK to as much as a month visiting New Zealand. I also help with ExtraCare Charitable Trust running their Gardening Showcase competition and you can find out much more under News and Media, under the same heading there are also links to some of my other media activities in recent years such as the Black Country Bugle and provide freelance copy as requested for other magazines such as Amateur Gardening who recently requested copy about Growing Hellebores.

We both try to participate in village life. 

I sit on Kings Heath Residents Forum, a non political group that sits as a committee once a month with several open public meetings each year to raise awareness of issuses affecting Kings Heath.  The aim of this section is to bring you all the latest news about kings heath complete with links to the Residents Forum Website and other links of interest about our area. I will add more as news becomes available but we are working on the following issues

Road Safety and 20mph zones

New plans for parliamentary boundary changes

Reopening of Kings Heath Railway station