Monday, 10 October 2011 by caroline
I went to Burham Beeches on Sunday for the first time in my life, and what have I missed…I made a pact with myself to visit again and again and again in the future. I imagine that it goes mad with bluebells in May and crazy with russets, bronzes, oranges, reds etc in the
Having spent the day at Sussex Prairies at the end of July (you must go next year) the timing was absolutely right – you have never seen anything like the tapestry of colours with swathes of grasses and tall perennials en masse as far as the eye could see I thought I would follow the
This lovely late sunshine has brought back memories of a wonderful lunch we had at our friends’ (Sabine and Christopher Hoysted’s) house in Provence. Sabine is an interior designer but she could equally be a garden designer as her garden just outside St Remy de Provence (Van Gogh country) is delightful and very pretty indeed.
On our way back from Provence we stopped to look at Chartres cathedral, which is of course magnificent, but which was undergoing alot of renovation so I was delighted to see the beautiful planting to the side of it! In fact, dare I admit it, as a garden designer I was almost more taken with
We went to see Don Giovanni produced by the English Country House Opera at West Green House last night and what a wonderful evening it was! A picnic in the beautiful gardens by the lake of this lovely private house owned by the garden designer, Marylyn Abbott. I urge you to visit her gardens near
This beautiful Wimbledon garden started off as a heavily “shrubbed” (mostly rhodies) and over grown garden. We stripped out a mass of stuff but still keeping some shrubs (and adding new prettier ones – camellias, roses etc ) for shape and definition in the winter. We have since put in lovely fronds of acers, heucheras,