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Looks as though you had a really good day. Thanks for sharing.
I loved Hidden Valley in Cornwall, went there in 2011.
Beautiful will definitely hunt it down
Just come back from a visit to Sussex Prairie Garden - beautiful at this time of year:
Great pics Lizzie and Chicky
Wow love it. Do like plants in big drifts like that and the hot colours with grasses. They just go together so well.
We've just come back from Venice and England. We went to Sussex Prairie Garden as well, thanks to Chicky. It was looking great although it was wet and windy. Then we had a mug of tea and warmed ourselves in front of their fire!
We went to Penshurst Place as well, which was past it's best but there was still colour in the borders.
And here is a garden in Venice from a boat on the Grand Canal.
Thanks for posting those lovely pics BL
Has anyone else visited any gardens recently?
I went to John Masseys garden, behind Ashwood nursery, in Kingswinford, yesterday.
It was open for NGS.
Ghostly deer made from chickenwire.
Swan sculpture in the prairie grass at the side of the canal.
Lovely, beds still full of colour.
Thanks for showing those lovely pics, fidgetbones. I've visited Ashwood nursery many times but didn't know about the John Massey’s Garden...so may look them up next time I visit.
Ashwood nursery is one of my favourites, always immaculately kept & their plants are of the very highest quality; especially their hellebores.....they hold the national collection of lewisias too.
A few pics I took during a summer visit to Trentham Gardens:
We went to The Old Rectory at East Ruston this afternoon - I'd not been for a long time and the plantings have certainly matured since I was last there. I'll put some pics up.
Time for tea and scones
Love these pictures - thanks
John Masseys garden is only open on certain days a year. Look on Ashwood nurseries web site. I did buy a couple of hellebores and 3 lewisias.... amongst other things.
Brings back lovely memories Dove - I do love that garden!
Fidget - that garden looks great too - not normally a fan of garden sculpture but love those deer - do you think they would frighten off the real thing. Love the bark shot too.
Visited Kew and Savill Garden this weekend.After hearing such a lot about them and being two very different gardens they are the first I've visited in this country which are on my must visit list .
Visiting both in the same weekend and visiting at this time of year probably didn't do Kew justice, the big GH/grow house was closed and the garden is on such a big scale. I like growing veg and many of these beds and displays had gone over although I was impressed with the size of stuff at Kew after visting Savill Garden I was a tab bit disappointed with Kew. Savill were replanting flower beds but Kew had veg stuff which was well past it's best.
Savill Garden didn't seem to realise it was autumn and it is so much more compact in respect to Kew. There was still loads in flower in the summer gardens, everything thing is labelled and I was able to identify stuff which grows in my garden but see heaps of diferent varieties. Savill projects a garden for all seasons .
There were no signs saying keep of the grass at either Kew or Savill Garden. I'd like to visit both again at a different time of year and would recommend a visit to either but my favourite was Savill Garden. Liked the hidden garden, I sat on a bench taking in the scene and all you could hear were nuts dropping from the oak tree's
There were lots of sculptures that were very naturalistic. The deer, and swan I particularly liked, but there were also large metal teasels, and umbellifers, which I imagine in winter will look great . Also a girl sat on a log, very lifelike.
There 's a sculpture for the garden display at Savill Garden until 31st October.