Gardens we have visited 2016

chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,544

Went to Waterperry in Oxfordshire this week - weather was cloudy so pictures aren't great, but should give a flavour.  Loved it, and had the place almost to myselfimage

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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,544
    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,236

    Is that you in the pool chicky? Nice to have the place to yourself. image

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,544

    Couldn't resist a quick paddle PP - and thought I'd take a selfie whilst I was there image

    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,236

    How on earth do they make their water lilies do that? They're so organised. Mine fight each other and rear up out of the water like hooligans! image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,004

    They probably have them well 'contained' ppauper. I wouldn't even be able to fit one of those in  my current tiny pond! My teeny tiny dwarf one is producing some more leaves though and I'm hopeful it may flower later  image

    Gorgeous pix chicky. That pond is stunning isn't it?

    You're looking pretty good too - but get some clothes on girl!  Way too cold for that kind of outfit...image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,544

    Not really a garden visit, but went to Hampton Court Flower show on Tuesday. Had a lovely day - here are some pics of my favourite bits

    Love the chimneys

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    Henry VIII interpreted through the medium of sedumsimage

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    The Dogs Trust garden was my favourite

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    all purples and yellowsimage

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    the scrum of people at the end were watching Monty and Joe strut their stuff in front of the camerasimage. When there were no cameras around it felt far less busy than in previous years

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    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,544

    This was lovely - the peonies in the water feature were swirling round gently

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    one of the smaller gardens was enchanting

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    and a very very dark iris caught my eye

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    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 5,423

    Lovely, Chicky!  Thanks for posting.

    That little garden with the summerhouse and overhanging birch tree is definitely my sort of place.  image

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,120

    Looks like a fab day out chicky, great photos, thanks for sharing. image

    Agree with Liri about the summerhouse garden, that central bed with water bowl is lovely.

    Henry made me smile, his legs must be straining to hold up his ample frame image  Hat's off to whoever built him.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,004

    Lovely pix chicky. I've been to Hampton Court - but just to visit it and the garden, not for the show. 

    Think the Iris is one of the Chrysographes types. I have them by the pond. They're stunning - and very easy. Just need a damp spot with a bit of sun  image

    The small gardens are so much more 'accessible' for most people. Many people have a plot that size and small gardens are infinitely harder to get right than bigger ones, because you simply don't have the space to have all sorts of different areas and ideas. Every plant or fixture has to earn it's keep. 

    That one is lovely. Gorgeous summerhouse in the second pic image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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