Wednesday July 06 2022



Gardening with Hannah Genders

Hannah Genders writes a regular gardening column in The Village magazine, bringing readers the benefits of her expertise and experience. Browse the archive of her monthly features here.


Garden jobs for March
Posted on February 27 2020 at 2:34:24

Hannah Genders offers some tips for getting your garden spring-ready.

No-dig gardening
Posted on January 29 2020 at 1:23:32

Hannah Genders peers into the future of gardening.

Wildflowers of Bulgaria
Posted on October 29 2019 at 8:39:58

Hannah Genders takes a trip to the mountains.

A modern kitchen garden
Posted on September 30 2019 at 11:29:08

Hannah Genders creates an al fresco cooking area.

Healing from the hedgerow
Posted on August 30 2019 at 9:42:47

Hannah Genders meets an expert on healing plants.

In-between gardening
Posted on July 29 2019 at 12:55:36

Hannah Genders advises on garden jobs to tackle in August. 

Future of growing
Posted on June 30 2019 at 12:53:26

Hannah Genders visits two Chelsea show gardens with an educational message.

Eco, green and growing
Posted on May 30 2019 at 9:54:30

Hannah Genders reports on her latest feature at the Malvern Show.

Busy month of growing
Posted on April 29 2019 at 11:00:04

Hannah Genders explains how to get the best out of your veg, and looks forward to the Malvern Show.

Natural water swimming
Posted on March 30 2019 at 1:25:25

Hannah Genders explains the benefits of an all-natural pool.

All things green and growing
Posted on February 25 2019 at 1:44:34

Hannah Genders looks forward to another busy Malvern Show.

Why nature knows best
Posted on December 28 2018 at 12:20:14

Hannah Genders looks back over the growing year.

Orchards and community
Posted on March 29 2018 at 11:04:04

Hannah Genders introduces a special project celebrating our county’s fruit-growing.

Making a woodland
Posted on February 28 2018 at 1:45:13

Hannah Genders suggests ways to create a wild garden area.

Ready for a new season
Posted on January 30 2018 at 12:26:45

Hannah Genders suggests some jobs as spring approaches.

Being bold in the garden
Posted on November 27 2017 at 11:30:18

Hannah Genders helps clients ‘go for it’ with a new design.

A time to review
Posted on October 31 2017 at 5:00:16

Hannah Genders makes plans for the coming year.

House of healing
Posted on September 29 2017 at 12:15:15

Hannah Genders visits a historic house and garden.

Perfect time for projects
Posted on August 31 2017 at 12:50:58

If you’re planning to get your garden growing again, now is the ideal month, says Hannah Genders.

The Bard’s back yard
Posted on July 31 2017 at 3:49:42

Hannah Genders visits a newly-restored garden in Stratford.

Greening grey Britain
Posted on June 30 2017 at 12:02:46

Hannah Genders explores a garden project that aims to add greenery to our urban spaces.

Top 10 at Malvern
Posted on May 30 2017 at 2:49:10

Hannah Genders reports on her experience at Malvern Show.

Just add water
Posted on April 30 2017 at 10:24:13

Hannah Genders helps create a natural lake in Burcot.

Incredible edibles
Posted on March 30 2017 at 12:39:42

Hannah Genders visits an urban food-growing project in Bristol.

Sow seeds of summer
Posted on February 27 2017 at 12:13:22

Hannah Genders suggests ways to get your garden ready for the year ahead.

Magic of Alhambra
Posted on January 30 2017 at 3:27:08

Hannah Genders tours some unusual gardens while on a cycling holiday in Spain.

A garden for Finlay
Posted on November 28 2016 at 1:27:40

Hannah Genders adds planting to a very special creative project.

The oaks of Crete
Posted on October 31 2016 at 2:26:07

Hannah Genders explores an ancient forest in the mountains.

Farm for the future
Posted on October 03 2016 at 10:48:05

Hannah Genders visits a farm that benefits the community.

Time to plan & plant
Posted on August 30 2016 at 3:51:22

Hannah Genders explains why September is a perfect month.

Penstemon power
Posted on July 31 2016 at 3:13:26

Hannah Genders revamps a sustainably-sourced garden.

Made in Chelsea
Posted on June 27 2016 at 12:34:26

Hannah Genders discovers two special show gardens.

Centre stage
Posted on May 30 2016 at 11:10:06

Hannah Genders celebrates the diversity of the Malvern Show.

Garden festival
Posted on April 30 2016 at 3:25:32

Hannah Genders prepares a stage garden for the Malvern Show.

Veg out in the garden
Posted on March 31 2016 at 11:28:36

Hannah Genders offers top tips for growing great produce this year.

A sustainable space
Posted on February 29 2016 at 3:47:14

Hannah Genders finalises one of her favourite garden projects.

Get ready for spring
Posted on January 31 2016 at 3:23:41

Hannah Genders suggests jobs that need doing in February.

Give a welcome to wildlife
Posted on December 23 2015 at 1:45:43

Hannah Genders advises on how to make gardens more diverse.

Perfect time for pruning
Posted on November 02 2015 at 1:13:58

Hannah Genders advises on how to care for soft fruit.

Sustainable living
Posted on September 29 2015 at 1:36:04

Hannah Genders revisits an eco- house and garden project.

How to make a wildflower meadow
Posted on September 01 2015 at 3:09:20

Hannah Genders offers advice on creating a biodiverse area.

Summer jobs
Posted on July 28 2015 at 2:33:38

Hannah Genders on how to care for your garden during August.

Life beyond Chelsea
Posted on June 28 2015 at 11:22:44

Hannah Genders admires gardens that will continue to delight long after the show’s over.

Garden arrival
Posted on May 28 2015 at 3:30:54

Hannah Genders shows us around her award-winning “journey garden” at the Malvern Spring Show.

Enjoy your May garden
Posted on April 29 2015 at 9:28:34

Hannah Genders gets ready for a busy month planting flowers, fruit and vegetables.

Downsizing. . .  into the garden
Posted on March 30 2015 at 10:51:12

Hannah Genders introduces one of her favourite projects – a garden to go with an eco-house.

The journey garden
Posted on February 28 2015 at 11:46:23

Hannah Genders describes the creation of a special garden for the Malvern Show.

Jobs in February
Posted on February 01 2015 at 2:12:24

Hannah Genders shares top tips to get your garden ready for the months ahead.

Christmas rose
Posted on November 27 2014 at 3:25:33

Hannah Genders shares the story behind one of her favourite flowers.

Natural swimming
Posted on October 25 2014 at 11:13:03

Hannah Genders describes the process of building a natural swimming pool.

East is. . . eats
Posted on September 29 2014 at 3:34:07

Hannah Genders checks out an innovative food-growing scheme in the city centre.

Guided only by nature
Posted on September 03 2014 at 1:28:43

Hannah Genders takes on a special garden using organic principles.

Big bike adventure
Posted on July 25 2014 at 10:26:12

Hannah Genders shares the story of her charity cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Bright young things
Posted on June 29 2014 at 10:14:33

Hannah Genders enjoys viewing the Chelsea show gardens created by young designers.

Gold standard
Posted on May 27 2014 at 2:33:17

Hannah Genders picks a favourite garden at this year’s Malvern Spring Show.

Giving something back
Posted on April 22 2014 at 1:21:15

Hannah Genders plans a cycle challenge to help small businesses in Peru and elsewhere.

Room with a view
Posted on March 21 2014 at 11:18:04

Hannah Genders oversees the construction of a wooden roundhouse.

Planting a woodland
Posted on February 20 2014 at 1:00:02

Hannah Genders describes how to add some colour and cut down on the mowing!

Get busy in the garden
Posted on January 24 2014 at 2:07:31

Hannah Genders suggests some must-do jobs for the month ahead.

Inspired by Cornish garden
Posted on November 29 2013 at 2:04:20

Hannah Genders visits a woodland garden full of sub-tropical planting.

A very English show
Posted on October 21 2013 at 2:00:22

Hannah Genders revels in the sights and sounds of a traditional country fair.

Top trees for colour
Posted on September 20 2013 at 1:15:34

Hannah Genders makes a list of her favourites.

Butterfly borders
Posted on August 19 2013 at 1:14:47

Hannah Genders plans a biodiverse wildlife haven.

Chelsea celebrates
Posted on June 27 2013 at 2:04:44

Hannah Genders picks out three of her favourites at Chelsea Flower Show.

Using the woodland
Posted on May 20 2013 at 11:59:19

Hannah Genders describes the work that went into her latest garden.

The magic of Malvern
Posted on April 21 2013 at 1:37:17

Hannah Genders plans a sustainable garden for the Spring Show.

Natural nuptials
Posted on March 16 2013 at 3:29:27

Hannah Genders visits a nursery supplying organic wedding flowers as well as veg.

Sowing and growing
Posted on February 16 2013 at 11:58:17

Hannah Genders gives some hints on growing veg in a crop rotation system.

Art of Zen gardening
Posted on January 20 2013 at 2:33:38

Hannah Genders is inspired by an Oriental garden in Yorkshire.

Eco house fruition
Posted on November 20 2012 at 2:48:11

Hannah Genders completes her work on a major garden design project in Lyme Regis.

Growing healthy options
Posted on October 22 2012 at 11:56:56

Hannah Genders works with local schoolchildren to promote the joys of producing your own food.

My fruit garden
Posted on September 17 2012 at 2:03:24

Hannah Genders provides an update on her new plot . . .

The rose man
Posted on August 19 2012 at 12:42:25

Hannah Genders chats to ‘The Rose Man’ of Alvechurch in his colourful garden.

The soul of Chelsea
Posted on June 27 2012 at 11:26:12

Hannah Genders discovers Jubilee exhibits and a special charity garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

Rules of attraction
Posted on May 18 2012 at 2:23:37

Hannah Genders advises on ways to bring bees and butterflies to the garden.

Seeds of the future. . .
Posted on April 20 2012 at 2:12:00

Hannah Genders gets involved in an exotic project in the name of charity.

My April vegetable garden
Posted on March 23 2012 at 9:56:35

Hannah Genders takes us through her plans for growing plenty of vegetables this spring.

A hidden gem
Posted on February 18 2012 at 11:46:38

Hannah Genders introduces a secret garden concealed in the heart of London.

New year, new project
Posted on January 18 2012 at 2:50:22

Hannah Genders looks forward to work on an exciting commission.

The humble holly
Posted on November 24 2011 at 3:00:23

Hannah Genders explores the traditions of this festive foliage.

Natural play
Posted on October 21 2011 at 1:19:06

Hannah Genders helps youngsters to get away from the screen and into the great outdoors.

A courtyard transformed
Posted on September 17 2011 at 11:18:31

Hannah Genders shares the tale of a dramatic makeover for an enclosed garden.

Divide and rule
Posted on August 25 2011 at 1:41:26

Hannah Genders explains the best way to revitalise your perennials at the start of autumn.

Chelsea style
Posted on June 30 2011 at 3:23:18

Hannah Genders picks her favourites from this year’s Chelsea show gardens.

Golden garden
Posted on May 20 2011 at 1:40:25

Hannah Genders sees all the hard work pay off as her design wins gold at Malvern.

My Malvern tribute
Posted on April 17 2011 at 12:43:30

Hannah Genders designs a very special show garden in memory of her mum.

Growing with kids
Posted on March 20 2011 at 9:22:33

Hannah Genders describes a schools project that encourages children to grow produce.

Update your planting
Posted on February 20 2011 at 2:54:33

Hannah Genders revisits one of her previous projects and offers advice on maintaining an attractive garden.

Awards for Tree of Life
Posted on January 15 2011 at 2:34:49

Hannah Genders continues the story of an award-winning charity garden.

Berry Christmas!
Posted on November 19 2010 at 3:01:17

Hannah Genders celebrates some of the colourful plants that brighten our gardens at this time of year.

Plotting a potager
Posted on October 18 2010 at 5:42:58

Hannah Genders plans the creation of a decorative vegetable garden.

Autumn colour
Posted on September 17 2010 at 5:27:22

Hannah Genders finds some autumnal inspiration at a display garden.

Community gardening
Posted on August 10 2010 at 5:19:14

Hannah Genders looks to the future of food production, from English villages to urban America.

Chelsea’s winners
Posted on June 21 2010 at 4:11:43

Hannah Genders enjoys the heat of competition at England’s top flower show.

Border control
Posted on May 15 2010 at 1:10:53

Hannah Genders explains how to create a cottage garden border full of colour. 

Getting going on growing
Posted on April 16 2010 at 6:19:10

Try growing your own veg – you’ll soon be hooked, writes Hannah Genders.

Help schools get growing
Posted on March 16 2010 at 5:08:10

Hannah Genders gets involved with an educational initiative . . .

Early days . . .
Posted on February 12 2010 at 9:14:10

Hannah Genders waits to see what surprises her new garden will spring.

Tree of Life
Posted on January 17 2010 at 8:45:10

Hannah Genders sees a very special garden project come nearer to completion.

Woody wonders
Posted on November 15 2009 at 9:49:10

Hannah Genders wanders among a few of her favourite trees.