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Busy-Lizzie

Looks as though you had a really good day. Thanks for sharing.

I loved Hidden Valley in Cornwall, went there in 2011.


 


 

addict

Beautiful will definitely hunt it down 

chicky

Just come back from a visit to Sussex Prairie Garden - beautiful at this time of year:


 


 


 


 

addict

Wow love it. Do like plants in big drifts like that and the hot colours with grasses. They just go together so well.

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Busy-Lizzie

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.


 

MrsGarden

Thanks for posting those lovely pics BL

chicky
Glad you liked it Lizzie - and so pleased the sun shined for you in Venice
Busy-Lizzie

Has anyone else visited any gardens recently?

fidgetbones

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.


 

Busy-Lizzie

Lovely, beds still full of colour.

Dovefromabove

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 

Matty2

Love these pictures - thanks

fidgetbones

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.

chicky

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.

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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      

fidgetbones

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.