If you’re looking for a more quirky woodland walk in snowdrop season, and you don’t mind the odd, short climb, try visiting the Painswick Rococo Garden. It’s all about sweeping vistas, focal points and follies. Continue reading “Snowdrop season at the Painswick Rococo Garden”
That’s just my view of course, but I had a rare chance to visit and see Colesbourne Park for myself, just a few days before it officially opens for the first of their celebrated snowdrop weekends in 2016. Visitors are in for a treat! Continue reading “Colesbourne Park: The Best Winter Garden in The Cotswolds”
Broadway Tower, a faux Saxon Castle, was perfectly positioned by Capability Brown to take advantage of the outstanding hilltop view from the Cotswold Way over several English counties. One a clear day, it’s possible to see the Welsh hills from the top of this folly. Continue reading “Broadway Tower: a Folly”
This poised, piled glass installation was part of a garden art exhibition we visited in a Cotswolds garden. I’ve never seen anything quite like it, before or since. It’s not something I’d fancy having in my own garden, for various reasons, but I’ll never forget how surprising it seemed. Continue reading “Garden Glass: Careful!”
I often post about cottage garden plants, more rarely about the homes themselves. These beautiful thatched cottages (neighbours of Hidcote Manor Gardens) show the love owners of traditional homes often have for climbing and rambling roses. Continue reading “Traditional homes and cottage garden plants”
I always leave Hidcote wishing that it was pretty much on my doorstep: I’d love to visit more often so I could watch this oversized, hundred year old cottage garden move gracefully from season to season.
Isn’t it amazing what man and nature can achieve, hand in hand, when they try?
You wouldn’t think this climber would grow at at all, planted so close to the wall of a classic, sandstone terraced cottage, let alone form a wonderful living window frame. We found it in The Cotswolds, on our way to Hidcote Gardens. Continue reading “A living window frame”