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Visitors approach the Garden of Reflection along curving paths past the well pools. The planting echoes colours and shapes of the stained glass in the palace chapel.

Within the garden they find themselves beneath the gaze of the Cathedral tower, in a green and sheltering enclosure. Beside the path is a long, curving stone seat.
a place [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on May 17th 2017

This part of the Bishop’s Palace was built in the 1400’s by Bishop Bekynton, it is the home and working offices of the Bishop of Bath & Wells.
Prior to 2011 the wells and gardens were within the bishop’s private garden.

4 Comments CherryPie on May 16th 2017

Where there is friendship there is infinite possibility.

From a Thousand Paths to friendship by David Baird

6 Comments CherryPie on May 14th 2017

In 1451 Bishop Beckynton granted to the town a supply of water from the Wells within his palace gardens. A cistern inside this well house collected water. This ‘head’ connected enough pressure to force a supply through pipes to an outlet in the market place.
Overflow water from the marketplace wellhead ran down a gutter, washing [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on May 11th 2017

The designer of Stoberry garden, Frances Meeres Young who with her husband owns the house and garden has written a short history of the estate.

Stoberry Park  and Garden- A Landscape Transformed
Stoberry House and Park occupies the site of a former Mediaeval field.
Stoberry is approached at the head of College Road. It was built by Peter [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on May 6th 2017

Photos are a mixture from both my stays at Stoberry House.

10 Comments CherryPie on Apr 29th 2017

Peace is the fairest form of happiness.
William Ellery Channing

4 Comments CherryPie on Apr 17th 2017

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