The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Garden House 2020

11 comments


Last Sunday was a day I had been waiting and looking forward to. My little trip to the garden house at Buckland Monachorum which is situated only about twelve miles from me. I would normally go on a Friday as I have an rhs membership which entitles me to free entry, but as they are a charity, they have been through the ringer a little bit with the virus so I didn’t mind paying. On the day I took out a full years membership which gives me all year access and also to two other gardens, which I thought was very good value.
The day itself, well it was a scorcher and if honest probably not the best one to go trekking up and down a hill with a bag full off camera gear, tripod and reflectors. I think come the end when I was ready to leave I must have lost about a litre in fluids, as my normal walking pace is somewhere between a normal person walking quickly and a jog. When I am out walking with Kim I only seem to take a few strides and find myself about a hundred metres in front of her. It was even a problem when I was in the navy as I found marching difficult due to their marching pace being slower than my natural walking pace.
Anyway a bit of digression there but in the end I thoroughly enjoyed the day, it was also nice to see the place busy, with all ages enjoying the gardens. It really is a place that if you get the opportunity to visit, do so.
One thing I will say though, I think my dahlia’s are better then there’s :) :)
Hope you enjoy the photos and if there are any plants that you do not recognise, please ask and I will endeavour to answer, some answers may even be right

More blog posts by daveymad

Previous post: August



Comments

 

I can see why you like it, Davey. We went years ago when we were on hols, so I'd love to visit again. These gorgeous photos show a real masterclass on how to plant borders and I especially love the green and purple border. Thank you for showing.

13 Aug, 2020

 

Lovely photos, the colours & the variety of shots is excellent

13 Aug, 2020

 

well worth the trek with all the camera gear though. lovely photos.

13 Aug, 2020

 

Gorgeous pics, Davey! What a beautiful place to visit - I’ve never been, one to add to my list.
Pics 2, 12 and 13 are my favourites. The photos with the hydrangeas are very pretty.
Thanks for sharing 😊

13 Aug, 2020

 

Thank you for showing these photos, One of the gardens I have wanted to visit and now left it too late so I did enjoy my virtual walk. Love the planting and that lovely white hydrangea.

14 Aug, 2020

 

I loved pic two also.What always impresses about open gardens is the quality of the lawns - I know lots on here don't care for grass much but I think it makes a wonderful foil for the flowers - that photo is a great example. Did you notice whether the white hydrangea was Annabelle or the new stronger one? I hope Kim will have enjoyed looking at the photos - such a shame she can't gallop round at your speed any more...

14 Aug, 2020

 

Superb photos of a beautiful garden. It really looks at its best. We usually go there in May or early June as the wild flower meadows are very pretty but having seen your fab photos I think we will choose a Friday very soon and go!!! Glad you enjoyed it so much but I bet it was hot!

15 Aug, 2020

 

Beautiful lovely photos must have been a very enjoyable visit!

15 Aug, 2020

 

I really enjoyed seeing your lovely photo's, I've missed my visits to such places, I particularly love seeing the huge borders especially in walled gardens... When we're out and about I'm the one that gets told off, my hubby is so slow he's always miles behind me, lol...in fact I usually end up leaving him sitting on a bench somewhere whilst I go off on my own, we then compare photographs later, good job we both have mobiles..

17 Aug, 2020

 

Lovely photos as everyone says, even if it was a bit too hot, the flowers hadn't flagged and look stunning.
I agree with Stera that a really good lawn shows off borders wonderfully well, sadly we don't have good lawns and never will have with the amount of Voles that burrow about, so lots of the 'lawn' has gone.
Your digression on the speed of walking reminds me of my OH, he was in the Forces and each outing is a route march, rather than a wander! Now I just let him go, as he will have to wait for me eventually.

21 Aug, 2020

 

thank you for all your lovely comments, now looking forward, once this hurricane decides to go away, for my next little visit. Trebah in Falmouth isn't to far away and it looks like it has some different type of planting going on in there, so here is hoping.

21 Aug, 2020

Add a comment

Recent posts by daveymad

Members who like this blog

  • Gardening with friends since
    15 Sep, 2013

  • Gardening with friends since
    12 Feb, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Feb, 2019

  • Gardening with friends since
    7 Aug, 2007

  • Gardening with friends since
    28 Sep, 2019

  • Gardening with friends since
    24 Mar, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    5 May, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    22 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    29 May, 2013