Wednesday, 1 October 2014

A Tale of Two Gardens ~ Part 1

Perch Hill
Saturday we got up bright and early as we had planned a trip to Sarah Raven's garden at Perch Hill.  The weather was mild, but overcast.

 The flowers more than made up for the grey sky!  There was a profusion of colour everywhere we looked.  We had visited this garden many years ago and we were not disappointed on our return visit.
The stars of the garden were the dahlias.

 There were lots of zinnias
 and salvias.
Tucked up one corner of the garden was the beautifully laid out kitchen garden.

We headed back into the flower garden.

 Near the farmhouse the planting was very soft
 with lots of this lovely grass
 and a robin singing in a tree.
 To the side of the house were the trial gardens
 with some chrysanthemums beginning to bloom.

 To the rear of the old farmhouse is an oast house
 and a courtyard garden.

 A couple of cute canines were wandering the gardens.
 In front of the glasshouse salad crops and herbs were growing.

 The lady herself was harvesting salad leaves for the restaurant.

 We ate lunch in the glasshouse.
 Spinach and feta filo pie with quinoa salad for my Husband
 and roasted tomato Thai soup for me.  Both were delicious!
 The tables were beautifully decorated.
Time to leave this stunning garden.
 Apologies for so many photos, but Sarah Raven's garden is a feast for the eyes and I wanted to share that with you all.  If you are able to visit the garden I would really recommend it.
Best wishes, Pj x


Jane said...

Wow it looks fantastic Pj, must go and see it one day. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. Have a good week.
Jane x

Mac n' Janet said...

It was a feast for the eyes!

Connie said...

Oh my goodness, Apologizing for so many photos . . . I would have not missed this for anything. In fact I might just go back and go through in again with you. This garden was breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks so much for carrying your camera along with you and for sharing your day with us.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

thesnailgarden said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments. I've just posted part 2 ... with yet more photos! :) Best wishes, Pj x