Hello everyone! I wasn’t going to join in with Six on Saturday today as it’s been quite a busy day! However, I’ve been looking at old photographs from some of the gardens I have been lucky enough to have visited over the last few years and some are just so glorious I thought I share them with you. I hope you don’t mind the detour away from the Old House garden!
I love visiting gardens as they are always a source of inspiration for our own gardens aren’t they?. I also thought we could all use a bit of sunshine and colour in our lives! Hasn’t it been dark this last week? Honestly, I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark so there is no light for gardening for me at all. I hope to get into the garden and hose down the greenhouse tomorrow; we shall see. The featured image is of me at Painswick, the Rococco garden.
1. The Perfect Walled Garden
My daughter is at university in Canterbury so I visited Hever Castle in October. The gardens there are magnificent and the walled garden is like somewhere out of a fairy tale. Perfection.
2. The Perfect Planting in a garden.
I only had time to stay for 2 hours when I visited Mottisfont in June. I will be returning this June as the walled, rose garden was beautiful. I literally was speechless for a full 5 minutes!! It gets busy so be warned! I loved the planting here; especially the foxgloves in between the roses. I plan to plant white foxgloves in between my roses in the Spring as I would love to recreate this rambling affect.
3. The Perfect Greenhouse
Aren’t you just drooling over this greenhouse? I just loved it when I visited in August. It wasn’t huge but I could see this in the Old House garden replacing my old greenhouse……in my dreams!
4. The Perfect Rhododendrons
Bowoodis near where I live. They have a beautiful bluebell woodland too that is worth a visit but it’s the Rhododendrons that bring the crowds.
5. The Perfect Autumn Colour
Westonbirtis huge so a great place for a whole day visit. Some of the Acers are fabulous.
6. The Perfect Jungle
This photo makes me laugh! We visited Heligan on the only rainy day in August this year I think! We took Dottie dog and just look at her face! Bless her! We loved ‘the jungle’ at this garden. It helped that we were the only visitors and it felt like we were lost in a real jungle, rain and all!
I hope you don’t mind the detour from the usual. I have been so lucky to have visited so many wonderful gardens. In 2019 I want to visit Sarah Ravens garden, Wisley (I know!) and Kew (again, no I haven’t been yet!!). Do you have any suggestions for me?
Have a great rest of your weekend.
A blog about my life in The Old House, a mum to teenagers, a primary school teacher and my passion for gardening.