Celebrating nature, gaining peace of mind

A review of Cascades Garden's origins. Visiting Japanese gardens and learning meditation. Discovering the importance of Nature which grounds us and gives a sence of harmony and balance. Gardens and gardening can give us peace of mind.

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Cascades Gardens April 2020

Alan Clements talks about the development of Cascades Gardens. Starting with a jungle, he outlines the introduction of Perennial flower borders, Hellebores, Conifer rockery and the gardens that inspired him.

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Cascades Gardens for Meditation and Wellbeing

Listed by the Daily Mail newspaper in April 2019 as one of their top 10 most inspiring spring gardens in Britain, here is what it looks like in early April 2020. Following heavy rain over the winter, all our waterfalls and strems are in full flow. We've had a great helibore season in March, and now the garden is full the yellow blossom of Forsythia and Daffodils. There are great views from the new walkway created last summer on the hillside. Even our cat Jake is enoying the sunshine!

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Cascades Gardens Luxury B&B in Derbyshire

This is a section from BBC East Midlands Today that was recorded at Cascades Gardens. The section presented by Martin Fish and John Stirland traced the flow of water from pond and stream, and canal and mill race to the ruined corn mill which originated from 1750. They highlighted all the planting opportunities that this gave owners Alan and Elizabeth Clements. Using radio microphones they were also able to simultaneously present from different ends of the garden, including the valley of the garden and along the top of the 80 foot cliff!

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The Meditation Garden, Bonsall, BBC Radio Derby 2019 Interview with Alan Clements

Alan Clements, owner of The Meditation Garden, part of the stunning Cascades House and Gardens, located in Bonsall, Derbyshire, UK, explains in this short interview with Andy Twigge from BBC Radio Derby, the origins of inspiration for the Meditation Gardens, inspired by a audacious trip to ask the Dalai Lama the meaning of life, and a trip to visit the temple gardens of Japan. You can stay at Cascades in the beautiful house and the Gardens are open to visitors most of the year round.

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