COTSWOLD GARDEN TOUR: PART II

Let’s continue with Day #2 of our Garden Tour. It only gets better! Our first stop was Rockcliffe Garden Rockcliffe is superb. It has been the home of Emma and Simon Keswick for 30 years and in those years they have transformed the grounds. What you see below, a gorgeous terrace, had been a front driveway. […]

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FRIDAY FLOWERS: ELEMENTS OF ENGLISH GARDEN DESIGN

Since this is Friday Flowers day I thought I would show you two unique elements of several of the gardens we saw. The first is the use of small, delicate..but hardy..flowers and vines on stone steps. As Andrew, our tour leader, said several times: these are “redundant ecclisiastical stone.”  Perfect! Of course the steps themselves […]

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COTSWOLD GARDEN TOUR: PART 1

English gardens. Have you ever dreamed about this? Have you been? I had been to what many consider to be one of the finest : Sissinghurst. Read about it HERE. That visit made me want  to see more! So for the last two years I have been dreaming and exploring ways to see other gardens […]

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