Chicky, so sorry to have duplicated your thread. I did a search but it didn't come up... didn't think to look in "garden design".
Anyone visit Sissinghurst September 2015?? Maybe you are the photographer??
Gorgeous photos. Too many nice ones to pick just one. Love the birches and Prunus, and your tulip pix too chicky
We get bowled over by flower 'arrangements' so often, but textures and shapes are so important in a garden, and I think many of us overlook that. I love small delicate flowers (that alpine house) or the bark on that Prunus. Fabulous.
I'm not much of a garden visitor so thanks for those pix
Thanks for the recommendations, Mike.
As a child, I played in the Royal National Rose Society's gardens near St Albans. I grew up a few miles away, and one of my best friends was the daughter of the head gardener. I can still remember the wonderful perfume on a summer's day, playing hide-and-seek...
I must go back. But not to play hide-and-seek, I think.
This isn't really a garden visit, it's a show visit, but there were gardens in it. Last week I went to the Malvern Spring Festival.
Lovely, BL! Thank you.
Visited Lea Rhododendron Gardens in Derbyshire last Sunday; glorious display in a lovely natural setting with great views. Well worth it if you're within striking distance. Quick though, they'll be going over soon!
Thanks BL . . . . lovely pics. Good displays of alpines.
A small town near me, Usk in South Wales, opens several domestic gardens together in a weekend as part of the National Garden Scheme. The town castle is worth a visit in itself - and there are Welsh Cakes baked on site on the Open Weekend!