Visit to Barnsdale Gardens

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  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 850

    Mediterranean Garden

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  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 850

    Ornamental Kitchen Garden..

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,519

    Fabulous.  Lots of lovely TV moment memories in there.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 850

    Then I went over to the Allotment area..

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    Victorian composts

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    On the opposite side of the path is the Fruit Orchard

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  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 850

    The Parterre Garden..

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    The Formal Pool and Knot Garden..

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  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 850

    The gardens were quite busy and to get these photos I often had to wait a good 10 mins for an elderly person to slowly shuffle out of view image.

    It was a scorching hot day and Im glad upon arrival I'd changed out of my motorbiking gear and into shorts and T-shirt. I'd had to nip into the grassed overflow car park to change out of view of anyone as the toilet block was tiny and offered little room to do so.

    Picnics are not allowed in the gardens but there is a cafe to use. But I noticed lots of people had brough their own food and had nipped back to their cars to eat.

    More photos to follow.....

    Last edited: 21 June 2017 16:33:03

  • Hi  Lead Farmer your photos are super much better than ones I took last year.

    My wife and I visited a bit later than you so the gardens were looking well established.

    Like you Geoff inspired me back in the day and to see how Nic and the team are preserving

    it all and indeed moving it forward is great.

    After seeing your photos I think another visit is looming for us.

    Ps hope the bike performs well for you.

  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 850
    Gardener John says:

    Like you Geoff inspired me back in the day and to see how Nic and the team are preserving

    it all and indeed moving it forward is great.

    After seeing your photos I think another visit is looming for us.

    Ps hope the bike performs well for you.

    See original post

     

    I was served by Nic in the nursery shop, where I bought one of Geoff Hamiltons DVD's.

    As for my bike, it's a BMW R1200GSA I absolutely love riding it.

    Last edited: 21 June 2017 23:07:27

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