Mittwoch, 1. Juli 2015
Brobury House Gardens
As I promised, I'll take you with me, into the first public garden we visited in Herefordshire: Brobury House.
That's quite an entrance,isn't it. Would look nice at our home, too :o).
This sambucus nigra already caught my eyes when we drove into the parking and I saw him many times more during our trip. It was love at the first sight and therefore, as soon as I got home, I ordered it at a nursery. Since this morning it stands ready to plant in our garden, but it has to wait until the weather is less hot and dry.
Brobury House impressed me with its old and beautiful trees. I've never seen before such big flowering dogwood.
A beautiful big oak tree. I often ask myself, what those old trees might have seen during the time.
From a garden bench we enjoyed this view over a border of Scabiosa (I guess, it was Scabiosa, but I'm not sure) to that stone wall, which was overgrown by white roses. What you can't see on this picture: from the wall splashes water into a pond... very romantic. Behind it, you see the white top of a marquee. They were preparing a wedding. What a lovely place to start a live together.
Brobury House was built 1881 for a Mr. Houghton from Manchester. Not bad, isn't it? The room in the tower would be my writing room... yes, and then I woke up from my sweet dream.
I'm always attracted by copper beeches in english gardens. They are so beautiful and somehow creepy, too.
Now we get into the part of the garden I like most: the water garden.
I could stroll on such secret path for hours. It's so peaceful.
Grumble, I was never good in taking pictures on sunny days. Don't like the glare.
The Wisteria was nearly faded, but the smell was still lovely.
The combination of copper beech and this delphinium is great, isn't it?
Those supports for plants are a great idea. I'm gonna do that in my garden too, but probably not as skilfull as they did.
After visiting the garden, every sew addicted woman should go to the little gift shop, because in the back of it there is a fabric shop. Could I have left this house without those beautiful rose fabrics?
Or could I have left those delicious muffins behind me? Of course not!!! My hubby waited in the garden until his wife had got her "drug". Further on at this day we received a very special treat... but more of that later... my sewing machine is waiting for me.
En liebe Gruess u e gueti Wuche / Best wishes and have a great week