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 myself
And here are links to other posts about recent garden visits
Anyone else been anywhere recently?
Is that you in the pool chicky? Nice to have the place to yourself.
Couldn't resist a quick paddle PP - and thought I'd take a selfie whilst I was there
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!
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
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...
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
Henry VIII interpreted through the medium of sedums
The Dogs Trust garden was my favourite
all purples and yellows
the scrum of people at the end were watching Monty and Joe strut their stuff in front of the cameras. When there were no cameras around it felt far less busy than in previous years
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This was lovely - the peonies in the water feature were swirling round gently
one of the smaller gardens was enchanting
and a very very dark iris caught my eye
Lovely, Chicky! Thanks for posting.
That little garden with the summerhouse and overhanging birch tree is definitely my sort of place.
Looks like a fab day out chicky, great photos, thanks for sharing.
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 Hat's off to whoever built him.
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
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