Gardens

I love these gardens (in no particular order):

Highgrove, near Tetbury:

https://www.highgrovegardens.com/

Highgrove is the private residence of HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire.  It has such variety and every season there is something different to look at.         

 

 

 

 

Dunsborough House Gardens, Ripley, Surrey

http://dunsboroughpark.com/

Whilst Dunsborough Park can be traced back to the dissolution of the monasteries, it was not until the 18th century that the gardens were first professionally laid out. The tulip festival is stunning.

         

Trunkwell Garden Project, Beech Hill near Reading

https://www.thrive.org.uk/

I visited these gardens when they were open to the public and thought they were exceptionally maintained and beautiful to look at. They are set in a Victorian walled garden where Thrive therapists work with more than 100 disabled people from around the area.

 

Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent

I recall going here years ago as a teenager with my parents and remember the white garden created by Vita Sackville-West.  She was ahead of her time with the garden rooms.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sissinghurst-castle-garden

     

.Snowshill Manor Gardens, Gloucestershire

I visited this garden when I was studying horticulture and fell in love with the fabulous borders.  Again this garden is a series of rooms of different colour plants and differing architectural style.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/snowshill-manor-and-garden

    

Rousham, Oxfordshire

Rousham’s garden represents the first phase of English landscape design and remains almost as William Kent (1685-1748). left it, one of the few gardens of this date to have escaped alteration, with many features which delighted eighteenth century visitors to Rousham still in situ.  In the dappled shade of woodland a lovely rill meanders down to the The Cold Bath and beyond.

 

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