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The garden is laid out into areas separated by walls and hedges.
The garden layout was developed in the early 20th century, by Dr. Price, including laying down triangular and diamond shaped flagstone paths. The ornamental domes of box were planted in the 1920s.[9] The early landscaping was expanded and planted starting in 1933 by Phyllis Reiss in [...]

No Comments CherryPie on Aug 22nd 2019

In October 2005, Mr Alan Titchmarsh, the well known gardening celebrity, officially opened the first new public garden in Sherborne for 100 years commemorating 1300 years since the founding of Sherborne Abbey and town.

The open space that is now Paddock Garden was once occupied by a row of cottages facing onto Newland. These were destroyed [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Aug 11th 2019

After not quite making it to Attingham Park yesterday I was able to have an afternoon walk there today. I had been wavering in my intention, the weather was sunny with a few fluffy white clouds in the sky but it was rather windy. Was I in the mood for a windy walk?

I had to [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 7th 2019

Mottisfont derives its name from a spring:

Fertile land and a plentiful water supply attracted the first settlers. The site’s name comes from a spring (“font”) that is still producing water in the grounds. It was the font around which the local community held its moots or meetings. An Augustinian priory was founded here in 1201 [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on May 29th 2019

During the season Hodnet Hall is open every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday but only three times on Wednesdays. Today was the first of those days and as Hodnet Hall is one of my favourite gardens I couldn’t miss the opportunity.

There were a few challenges along the way; newly laid chippings on the road with [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on May 15th 2019

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo de Vinci

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