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Last year I started a thread about gardens we visited. Some people sent some lovely photos http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/gardens-we-have-visited-2013/80843.html 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!
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.
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
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.
Good to see those. That's the one RHS garden I haven't been to.
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....
Nostell Priory yesterday
Not the best photos but enjoyable day at a GW 2for1 offer.
Both look lovely .... Bit far for me, so nice to see others photos
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.
The bluebell pics are right next to the children's play area which is excellent.
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!!
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.
WW, I think Great Dixter and Waterperry are my 2 favourites too.
Please feel free to come and see number 3 when you are next in town.
Yorkshire, end of July, visiting friends and Uncle. Perhaps Harlow Carr.
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
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.
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