Lakeside House, a welcome and watery restoration. (87)

The calendar of garden visiting is on pause now, and with the skiing season fast approaching one of the gardens I look back at with fondness, is the extraordinary garden at Brundall, once known as 'The Switzerland of Norfolk'. The garden was created in 1880 by a Dr Beverley who, along with planting an arboretum, … Continue reading Lakeside House, a welcome and watery restoration. (87)

Timber Hill, an autumnal flush of camellias and fungi.(85)

October 15th was a glorious sunny Sunday and I was among several visitors who enjoyed an NGS open day at Timber Hill near Chobham in Surrey. Stepping through beautiful Autumn crocus¬†Colchicum speciousus 'Conqueror'¬†it is hard to believe that something of such beauty can be quite so poisonous. Looking from the terrace of the house where … Continue reading Timber Hill, an autumnal flush of camellias and fungi.(85)

Mill Dene Garden, a plethora of paths and steep slopes. (36)

Today, Mill Dene near Moreton-in-Marsh is opening its garden gate for the NGS. Essentially a private garden it opens to the public for part of the week, with teas and coffees provided as long as you make them yourself. Sadly none of the characters listed in the notice below were in evidence on the day … Continue reading Mill Dene Garden, a plethora of paths and steep slopes. (36)