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What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
Richard Bach

13 Comments CherryPie on Sep 8th 2019

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 [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Aug 22nd 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

After we had eaten breakfast we set off in the beautiful sunshine to Mottisfont, a former priory turned country house. We were amongst of the first people to arrive which meant that we were able to walk around the garden and grounds before it got busy. The walled garden is delightful, although it was a [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on May 1st 2019

On the Sunday before Christmas, the day before Christmas Eve we had an excursion to Chirk Castle with one of Mr C’s friends. Before we set off on our excursion we briefly called in on someone else to exchange presents in time for Christmas.
Chirk Castle had a fun theme for their Christmas display “Christmas of [...]

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