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04/05/2014 at 18:52


Last year I started a thread about gardens we visited. Some people sent some lovely photos  so I thought I would start another for this year.

We went to the Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park the end of April. It was pouring, they lent us umbrellas. No one else was in the garden except the ducks! 


04/05/2014 at 19:28

Excellent photo's. I visited Savill Garden in September last year. I liked the themed area's for the four seasons. It seems there's something to see regardless of when you visit.

04/05/2014 at 21:49

I work very close to Savill Garden, but have never made it in.  Planning an extended lunch hour this year when the roses are in bloom.

Visited Hidcote and Kiftsgate a couple of weeks ago, but didn't take pictures.  But both well worth a visit

04/05/2014 at 22:48

I visited RHS Hyde Hall a couple of weeks ago. I seem to have taken mostly  close up shots of plants with their labels but have one or two more scenic ones which I (hopefully) have posted. I unfortunately didn't take any photos of the dry garden which I thought looked great even so early in the season.


05/05/2014 at 09:15

Good to see those. That's the one RHS garden I haven't been to.

05/05/2014 at 18:26

 Doddington Hall in Lincoln - can't believe we've lived near Lincoln for 12 years and never been!!  BTW - does anyone know what the white flower is - I am guessing white rocket (Hesperis Alba - Matronalis) - the sedum leaves are a red herring I think!!

 It was all a bit 'between seasons' - the riot of wallflowers at the bottom giving way to the more subtle colours of early summer in the borders.  Asked OH (in my usual 'why don't you take an interest in the garden darling?' kind of way) which plants he would most like to have in the new garden I am carving out of our alkaline paddock, so he chose....

 ...the azaleas...

05/05/2014 at 18:56

 Nostell Priory yesterday

Not the best photos but enjoyable day at a GW 2for1 offer.



05/05/2014 at 19:20

Both look lovely .... Bit far for me, so nice to see others photos

05/05/2014 at 19:24

Mrs. Garden - YES!!  We were on the 2 for 1 and all.  What a lovely little gift.  I hope the marketing department at GW read this stuff, so they appreciate that we appreciate!!!  Chicky, if it is any consolation, this morning I was looking at the booklet of gardens that came with the 2 for 1 card and sighing because we live so far from so many of the places I would like to see. 

06/05/2014 at 08:35

The bluebell pics are right next to the children's play area which is excellent.

02/07/2014 at 21:18

Sorry, but I can't do pictures. went to Waterperry, near Oxford recently. Now in my top 3 of all time alongside Great Dixter ( Christo Lloyds) and ......oh yes, mine!!

02/07/2014 at 21:20


We have just returned to France having been on holiday in the West of England. I put the photos of David Austin's rose garden on the rose thread, but I'll add some more here.

Hever Castle in Kent.


02/07/2014 at 21:22

WW, I think Great Dixter and Waterperry are my 2 favourites too.

02/07/2014 at 21:25

Please feel free to come and see number 3 when you are next in town.

02/07/2014 at 22:21
Beautiful pics, where do you plan to go next?
02/07/2014 at 22:34

Yorkshire, end of July, visiting friends and Uncle. Perhaps Harlow Carr.

02/07/2014 at 22:56

Lovely pics of Hever - particularly the one of the sky reflected in the lake.  Fascinating place, considering what happened to Anne Boleyn next

Visited Mottisfont at the weekend - loved it, but only managed 2 pics before the rain came down


02/07/2014 at 22:56
These are the "wish list" places that most of us wont see, you are very lucky
03/07/2014 at 06:52

Mottisfont is near me so I go every year, especially when roses are at their best. Very good this year, and earlier. Lots of work going on to give more all year round interest as well.

03/07/2014 at 06:58

We thought that Woody - it was fantastic to see that explosion of roses in June, but you would never do it in your own garden as there would only be one short season with anything to look at.  However, lovely that someone else does it for us to enjoy - we don't have to look at it the rest of the year

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