Need something to read? We have you covered!

Gardening is a great way to pass the time while you are stuck at home, but sometimes you need to just sit back, relax and unwind with some inspiring or informative reading. Thanks to today’s technology there are many ways to access interesting features and articles without the old-fashioned trip to your local newsagents. Many of our friends at various home and garden publications have a great library online of versions of magazine, as well as regularly updating websites that are teeming with useful reading and inspiring pictures. Some are even uploading extra content at the moment to help fill the time for everyone that is spending extra time at home. Here are a few great examples…

Country Gardener

The Somerset Country Gardener is our most popular pick-up magazine in-store. It is easy to see why it is so popular. The magazine is full of garden related news, features about plants of topical interest, planting guides and even garden based trivia. The magazine is distributed in several counties but each county has its own localised issue, so you can even find out about local garden related news. There are news cuttings directly on the site, and also a digital archive of the print magazines from the last 3 years (on the top menu click on magazine>digital editions)

Somerset Life

Somerset Life from Archant Publications is a wonderful, premium magazine that we have partnered with for as long as we can remember. The magazine focuses on home interiors, gardens and food. One thing that is always very striking about the magazine is the wonderful photography. Partner this with talented writers that create interesting and topical features and you can easily lose an afternoon diving into one of their monthly editions! Their website has been constantly updated since social distancing has been put in place and is full of great information as well as ideas to keep you busy. There is also a digital archive of past magazine issues so you will never be stuck for something to read and admire.

Exmoor Magazine

We know many of our customers and friends make the short trip to Exmoor for wonderful walks and days out, which is why we have partnered with the magazine for many years. They will soon be publishing a special summer edition of the magazine which can be pre-ordered from their website. They will also be publishing digital editions of past issues so keep an eye on their website for those.

Keep checking back on our blog where we will continue to recommend engaging reading materials in the coming days and weeks!


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Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8QN​.

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