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England: Cotswolds NATURE + GARDENS

A Day At Hidcote Manor Garden

October 6, 2012

Deprived of taking photos at Prince Charles’s Highgrove,

I was itching to photograph a garden

Almost any garden would do!

But I decided to trek to Hidcote Manor Gardens, which has sat at the top of my must-see list for years

It is one of the best-known and most influential British gardens from the Arts and Crafts movement

Previous owner, Lawrence Johnston, was a friend to other innovative gardeners of his time

including Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West

You can see the commonality in their hardy flower borders, white garden, and garden of rooms
All such a visual delight! Come on in…

National Trust Hidcote Manor Garden

You know I’m a sucker for thatched houses (now houses the gardeners – luckies!)

Like a fairytale, just missing the damsel…

17th Century Hidcote Manor in classic Cotswold stone

One of the many ‘rooms’ in this 15-acre garden


Beehives among the wildflowers


With lots of busy-bee gardeners working,
there were loads of wheelbarrows just begging to be photographed


My postcard attempt with fun filters
Loving the girlie Japanese anemones

Spied this down the street…Can’t you just picture this handmade sign
being a Mother’s Day gift a few years ago?

Floral eye candy everywhere I looked


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England: Cotswolds

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