Stowe House and Garden Georgian and Regency periods in garden history are fascinating to me. I am charmed by England’s famous Stowe House and Garden, which includes 250 acres of gorgeous parklands. Stowe House, where construction was first begun in 1676, is situated in Buckinghamshire, England. Privately owned as Stowe School since 1923, Stowe’s landscaped […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Blenheim Palace Gardens Of places visited on my self-guided tour of British gardens, a favourite for me was Bleinheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, and Blenheim Palace Gardens and surrounding parklands. As I left the visitor parking area and was approaching the Palace’s stately East Gate, I was walking near to other visitors. I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Chastleton Garden Chastleton Garden, like the Jacobean Chastleton House to which it belongs, has its own unique history, shaped by periods of growth and decline, conservation, and restoration. Chastleton Garden, besides being a lovely historic garden, is also uniquely credited with being the location where the rules for the sport of croquet were written and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thomas Blake Memorial Garden Tucked off Wye Street in England’s lovely Ross-on-Wye is a pretty little commemorative garden, named The Thomas Blake Memorial Garden. I appreciated the garden for its history and tradition of upkeep by volunteers as well as for its attributes as a “full sun” garden in a tough to manage, sloped setting. […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Snowshill Manor and Garden Snowshill Manor and Garden, in the Cotswolds, is well known for extraordinary collectibles on display inside the Snowshill Manor. My visit was to the Snowshill Garden, and did not include visiting inside the buildings. During this week of my self-guided British garden tour, I had bid farewell to my husband in […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Hidcote Manor Garden Widely known as one of Britain’s most celebrated and significant gardens, Hidcote Manor Garden, England, in the Cotswolds, is a treasured property, and well worth visiting. Hidcote is situated in pastoral countryside near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. The garden and its lovely buildings and surrounding cottages combine to make a truly charming scene. […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Kennedy House Gardens The Kennedy House Gardens in St. Andrews, Manitoba, maintained within the River Road Provincial Park system, make for a nice stop en route to other visitor attractions in St. Andrews north of Winnipeg. River Road runs along the west side of the Red River towards Lockport, and takes travellers along the old […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Bath, England What a pleasure it was to visit gorgeous Bath, England – UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our visit began with a walk around Bath Abbey, near the River Avon, and on to the Roman Baths Museum and Pump Room. The ancient Baths were built in the time of Roman settlement, constructed around Britain’s only hot […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Stourhead Garden The famous Stourhead Garden garden is one of Britain’s greatest and most cherished Georgian landscape gardens. Stourhead gardens were designed by the estate’s owner Henry Hoare II, and laid out between 1741 and 1780 in a classical, 18th-century design. The gardens are noted their fine specimen trees and shrubs as well as for the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Of before-and-after home and garden restorations, the beautiful Welsh Aberglasney heritage garden and estate mansion in the Tywi Valley in Llangathen, Carmarthenshire, belongs on the list of impressive projects. The estate at Aberglasney is known to have been inhabited through medieval, Tudor, and Elizabethan periods. By the late 1500s, it housed a chapel. The unique Elizabethan cloister […]Continue Reading... No Comments.