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