Break Out!

Break Out!

The garden has been our refuge and solace over the past weeks / months. But on Wednesday we finally broke out of our cocoon and, like butterflies, migrated to Harlow Carr, where we landed safely. And, not quite by coincidence, there were our friends Pete and Beena....
Picardy

Picardy

Here’s a nice peaceful picture from a nice peaceful garden near Montreuil, visited after we found that our intended garden in St Valery was closed on Mondays.   So, this newly discovered gem was a delightful surprise. Just a private garden that happens to...
Wentworth

Wentworth

Even a grand mansion benefits from a little bit of careful framing. The house is now the Northern College but the gardens, from where this is taken, are open to the public. Some nice variation from parkland to ‘Union Jack’ beds and then the slope up to a...
Gunby Hall and Tattershall

Gunby Hall and Tattershall

Gunby Hall is a little treasure (almost) hidden in south Lincolnshire, some way from most of the tourist trails. The house, now with many more rooms open, is well worth a visit. It isn’t so daunting as some of those magnificent mansions where you wonder if you...
The Wild (South) West

The Wild (South) West

In spite of very variable weather – sun, wind, rain – we did get to visit lots of gardens here in Cornwall, and there are plenty to choose from. We chose Godolphin, Tregwainton, Trelissick, Lanhydrock and a little gem: Bonython. On the way back we also...

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