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Garden Visits 2017



  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,783


    Giverny, the garden.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,344

    Lovely pictures, both Norfolk and Giverney. I'm reading on my phone at the moment - looking forward to a proper look later.

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,783


    More. Also Monet's house.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,007

    Wonderful.  Thanks everyone for sharing - and taking all that time to upload so many great pics!

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 5,253

    Gorgeous pictures everyone - this thread is like having a lovely coffee table book to peruse. 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,402

    Giverny looks great - fantastic photos.  Really whetted my appetite for next May now image

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Ah. Spring photos of Giverny, Chickyimage

    SW Scotland
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762

    Really beautiful photos - from everyone   image

    I love the formal ponds in BL's  pix.

    Hope you get a good day for photos when you go too chicky image

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,298

    Thanks, BL - lovely!  

    I'm with Joyce.  Restful green with splashes of colour...  image

    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,298

    Yesterday I visited Ripley Castle in N.Yorks, not far from Harrogate.  The gardens are pleasant enough but unremarkable; the main draw for me was the ancient trees in the deer park, some more than 500 years old.  Entry to the park and gardens is free on weekdays.



    You can look round the house, but only on a guided tour, for which you have to pay.


    The base of a huge beech tree.



    I posted the first of these photos, of a fabulous sweet chestnut, on Forkers last night.  The lower picture has the characteristic twist, which you could see on one side of the tree.  


    Two huge old oaks.


    The lake framed by a gigantic sycamore.


    One of a group of Wellingtonias, 150 years old.  Lovely squishy bark!

    I'll post some photos of the gardens after we've had tea.  image

    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
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