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07/01/2012 at 15:16

Sometimes when I visit gardens I find myself irresistibly drawn to the view out of the garden,  as in Hidcote garden, here, where the sheep are grazing in the surrounding park and there

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is a lovely view of the Malvern Hills.  And in nearby Kiftsgate Manor gardens another lovely view.

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 In Barrington Court the Public Footpath runs through the garden so you can walk out into the view and photograph the lovely Elizabethan Court from the cow field..

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From the Laing (veranda) in the Chinese Medicinal Herb garden at the Bristol botanic garden you can see a view of nearby Blaise Castle Grounds and on a good day the wind turbines at Avonmouth behind it, and the hills of south Wales beyond the Severn.  This garden is to have windows in the bamboo fence to allow glimpses of the other gardens and so that those outside can peep in - a truly Chinese custom.

07/01/2012 at 15:21

This is one happy bunny - you can scroll my third picture sideways!!!

    19/01/2012 at 16:13

Hello Happymarion,

How about this one:

http://www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch in South Africa. I've never been there but I'd certainly like to go!

Emma

gardenersworld.com team

19/01/2012 at 18:13

Wow!  Thank you, Emma.  What a backdrop, especially for those daisies from Namaqualand which we are familiar with at the Botanic Garden in Bristol.  Many of the volunteers have been to these gardens on trips led by Nick Wray, the curator.  We still have some flowers in the South African Garden outside but the beauties are in the Warm Temperate House.  Those glorious hot colours do need great rocks to show them off and we have tried to do that with great slabs of sandstone and limestone.   

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