Thursday, 14 September 2017

EAST LAMBROOK MANOR GARDENS HOME OF MARGERY FISH.


“In the development of gardening in the second half of the twentieth century no garden has yet had greater effect.” John Sales, National Trust
East Lambrook Manor Gardens is the iconic and quintessentially English cottage garden created by the celebrated 20th-century plantswoman and gardening writer Margery Fish. It was here that she developed her own style of gardening, combining old-fashioned and contemporary plants in a relaxed and informal manner to create a garden of immense beauty and charm.
The English Heritage Grade 1 listed garden is characterised by many winding paths through abundant borders and is renowned as the premier example of the English cottage garden style. It has noted collections of snowdrops, hellebore's and hardy geraniums and there is an excellent specialist hardy plant nursery in the garden.

This is the intro from the site of East Lambrook Manor gardens.

We have been a time or two before and it's a lovely place to visit.
Blow are some of the photos we took.


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So  just a glimpse of East Lambrook  we visited last week, so not so much colour as you would find in the summer months. But they have a plant shop at the back of the gardens where you can indulge yourself. 




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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

ABBOTSBURY TROPICAL GARDENS

FROM OUR WEEK IN SOMERSET/DORSET

One of the first gardens we visited was at Abbotsbury Tropical gardens.


Lots of lovely planting and many different walks to do going round.


It was hard to decide which path to take!


full of interesting plants.


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There was a large marque here for weddings, such a lovely setting for a special event.


lots of interesting splashes of colour in amongst the tropical leaves.

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Some statues in the gardens


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lots of water features


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The various walks taken you up and around and back down the gardens.


a view of the corner of the tearooms.


A pair of Kookaburra's



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Hydrangea's


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Its nice to see some of the plants we have.


The plants on this trunk look almost fake!


two wonderful stag statues lock antlers on a small open glade by the stream

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A rope bridge for those brave enough to walk it!

Just a glimpse at these wonderful gardens, it would take at least a day to go right round and you'd probably still miss something. Lovely food and shop, well worth a visit.