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4 Comments CherryPie on May 1st 2024

Billy Knights, a retired farmer began designing and creating the Water Gardens in 1970 in his 70th year. The site was a damp meadow which became too wet for cattle to graze.
Mr Knights’s son jokingly suggested he should have a water garden, which prompted him to draw out plans (on the back of a piece [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Feb 28th 2024

Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.
Blaise Pascal

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 8th 2023

My recent visit to the Royal Pavilion gardens reminded me of my previous visit many years ago. On that occasion I had intended to visit the Pavilion but there was a long queue so I opted for a quiet lunch in the gardens. I chose the perfect bench but what followed was anything but quiet [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 7th 2023

Winterbourne is a rare surviving example of an early 20th century suburban villa and garden. The house was built in 1903 for John and Margaret Nettlefold, of Guest, Keen & Nettlefold.
Nettlefold was a pioneer of town planning who carried the ideas seen in his own home to the less wealthy areas of the city.
Originally designed [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Aug 2nd 2023

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 13th 2023

The garden is a memorial to the 14th Earl of Arundel, an avid art collector. The garden has a central canal with a domed pergola and fountains. The centrepiece of the garden is a rockwork mountain planted with palms and ferns to represent another world. A green oak version of ‘Oberon’s Palace’ flanked by two [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 11th 2023

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