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The garden at Waltham Place, White Waltham, Berkshire, is open tomorrow (2-7pm) for the National Gardens Scheme. One walled garden has broad stone walls and fishponds. The other is planted with asparagus, strawberries, oriental vegetables and vines trained in the original Victorian vinery. A small Japanese garden has been made in the Shakii style, the pool lined with cobblestones and surrounded by carefully chosen rocks. A well-stocked herb garden has tarragon, parsley, dill, coriander, chervil and orange thyme. The gardens and park cover about 40 acres and there will be a stall selling plants and home-made produce. Admission pounds 2.

An exhibition of work by contemporary artists and draftsmen opens on Thursday in the public gardens at Knowle, in Sidmouth, Devon, and will be on display there until 25 August. It features work by artists who are well known for their links with gardens and landscapes. Peter Randall Page is exhibiting a large piece called Secret Life IV and Serena de la Hay will be making some of her willow sculptures on site. For more information about the artists taking part, contact Bridget Crump of the East Devon District Council (01395 516551).

Edward and Sarah Neish have spent the past six months converting a series of cow sheds in Hampshire to showrooms of garden furniture, pots and plant stands, antique and modern. If you are looking for a stone urn, a special kind of seat, a lead statue, a contemporary pot, you may find it here. Jardinique is at Kemps Place, Greatham, Hampshire on the B3006. It is open Tues-Sat (10am-6pm weekdays, 10am-5pm Saturdays). For more information, call the Neishes on 01420 538000.

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