Die diesjährige Gartenreise führte mich in die Cotswolds, „The Heart of England“ wie diese typisch britisch ländliche Gegend genannt wird. Es wurden viele schöne, interessante und abwechslungsreise Gärten besucht. Einige kannte ich bereits, andere waren neu für mich. Broughton Castle gehört zur letzten Kategorie.
Last week I returned from Cotswold , a typical british countryside also called „The Heart of England“. I’ve seen a lot of interesting and beautiful gardens. Some of them I already visited years ago, others were new to me. Brougton Castle belongs to the last ones.
Many years ago I saw Merriments Gardens when it was opened for the first time. I liked to see how it developed over the years.
Colours, colours, colours, as ever Great Dixter at its best.
I like to meet old „acquaintances“. Hidcote Manor as it had sticked in my memory.
A fascinating combination of old and new. Througham Court, the extraordinary and challenging garden of a female scientist.
Ridleys Cheer, a gorgeous private garden where we also eat a delicious Welsh Bread Cake (which I already baked at home).
Sweat Briar Cottage, a private garden in the center of a small town.
I was looking forward to Abbey House Gardens and curious to see how the forest garden had finally come up. Many years ago I saw it in its beginning, more or less uncultivated.
In my opinion Broughton Grange Estate was (is) an extremely interesting and stimulating garden.
Mehr über die einzelnen Gärten dann zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt. Im Moment verlangt mein eigener Garten volle Aufmerksamkeit und will wieder auf Vordermann gebracht werden.
Kiftsgate Court, here too old elements meet new ones.
More about the various gardens later on. At the moment my own garden demands my full attention and wants to be knocked into shape again.