What's it All About?

Well, it's about as much of My Family, My Friends, My Life and its Events, as I can recall and cram in . . . .
On this website I introduce myself, 'The Toynes', my family and their lives, as well as my life and our photographs from more than 70 years - 40 of them hiding in the shrubbery . . .


FIRST: A Whole Life

The Toynes, My Life, My Family and Our Travels - That's a 'Me & Mine' click.


THEN: A Life in Horticulture

Gardens, Plants, Techniques, Styles, Features, Wildlife - Good & Bad -  and Ideas . . . this is where you'll find my latest photos to look at and use. Yes, USE!

I look forward to reading your comments in the 'About You' (that's 'you' NOT me!) and 'Get In Touch' Sections!

Visitors to this Toyne Website

Thanks for Visiting Folks! How's about telling us something about your life in the 'About You' Section or leaving a message in 'Get In Touch'?

Have a Look at the Toyne Family Tree:

Click on this logo for our Branch of 'The Toyne Family Tree'

For several years I have been putting together a Family Tree for our Branch of the Toynes in Lincolnshire and elsewhere in the world (I have two children and further offspring in Australia and Glenna has umpteen cousins in America) - However, I must admit to being neither very good nor very consistent in my efforts and have resolved to look elsewhere for information and history than just the Web! Time permitting, I'll put this into practice soon . . . 


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2020 Rare Plant Fairs 

(Southern England)

Provisional schedule for 2020s Rare Plant Fairs. 

During the summer, we've been working hard putting together our programme of Rare Plant Fairs for 2020. Please find below our dates for next year:

March 22nd - The Bishop's Palace, Wells, Somerset

April 5th - Evenley Wood Gardens, Nr. Brackley, Northants

April 19th - The Old Rectory, Quenington, Nr. Cirencester

May 17th - Winterbourne House and Gardens, Birmingham

May 24th - Kingston Bagpuize House, Nr. Abingdon, Oxfordshire

May 31st   - High Glanau Manor, Monmouthshire

June 14th - Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire

June 21st - Rodmarton Manor, Nr. Tetbury, Gloucestershire

June 28th - Sculpture by the Lakes, Nr. Dorchester, Dorset

July 26th - Highnam Court, Nr. Gloucester

September 6th - Adwell House, near Thame 

September 13th - The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset 

September 20th -  Llanover House, near Abergavenny 

Full details of the Fairs, including the list of participating nurseries and exhibitors, will appear on the website in early November, but in the meantime make a note in your diaries of the dates of your favourite Fairs!