In The Media



We and the garden appeared in one of the BBC “Open Gardens” programmes. This series, presented by Carol Klein and Joe Swift, tracked the progress of gardeners seeking to have their gardens accepted by the National Garden Scheme. It followed each garden from acceptance (or rejection) through to the preparations for the first open day, including the day itself. In our case Joe Swift and  a  television crew filmed our first open garden day in July 2007. The programme was first broadcast in September 2007.



In March the garden appeared in BBC’s flagship gardening programme, “Gardeners World”. It was used for one of Joe Swift’s series of pieces on planting design to illustrate the naturalistic style of planting. The filming took place in September 2012.

Joe Swift

Sitting on the bench halfway up the garden, Joe produces on his iPad a planting plan for a naturalistic border based on the plants surrounding him.

You can see a video clip from the programme here.

Gardening/Lifestyle Magazines

The garden has been featured in the following gardening and lifestyle magazines:

Garden News – July 2010

Gärtnern leicht gemacht (Germany) – December 2010/January 2011

Gärtnern leicht gemacht  – Die schönsten Stauden (Germany) – Summer 2011

Gardens Illustrated – July 2011 (see PDF here)

RHS The Garden – November 2011 (see PDF here)

Tuin&Co (Netherlands) – January/February 2012

Homes & Gardens – November 2012

Country Homes & Interiors – January 2013

Hertfordshire Life – October 2013

Garden Answers – November 2013

Garden News – November 2015

GARDEN STORY website (Japan) – November 2017 (see here)

mein schöner Garten (Germany) – January 2020

Garden News – November 2020

Marianne Majerus

Most of the magazine features listed above are based on selections of pictures taken by the award-winning garden photographer, Marianne Majerus. Marianne is winner of the “International Photographer of the Year 2010”, the Garden Media Guild’s  “Photographer of the Year 2011”, “Features Photographer of the Year 2013” and “Book Photographer of the Year 2015”. She has visited our garden to take pictures on separate occasions in July 2009, December 2009, October 2011 and April 2014. These pictures can be seen in full on her website – click on “SEARCH” and then enter “adrian de baat” in the “QUICK SEARCH”  box.