I’d been racking my brains to think of a garden to visit in Winter as most are all about impressive herbaceous borders of colour. Cambridge Botanic Gardens has a Winter Garden that’s quite famous in horticultural circles.
I edited the pictures from this visit on a very raining Saturday afternoon and quite frankly it had me wanting to book a holiday immediately! It was such a beautiful afternoon in early autumn…
I am familiar with the Royal Mile, having grown up in the Edinburgh environs. However I have to admit I know little of the history of the area or anything about the existence of any gardens. Whilst planning our Edinburgh Festival visit, my Mother came across the ‘Secret Gardens of the Royal Mile Tour’ by Greenyonder Tours, so we decided check it out.
This is a departure from my normal blog, as the name suggests, this garden is more about sculpture than planting hence the blog is too
Vita wrote of Sissinghurst: ‘The heavy golden sunshine enriched the old brick with a kind of patina, and made the tower cast a long shadow across the grass, like the finger of a gigantic sundial veering slowly with the sun. Everything was hushed and drowsy and silent but for the coo of the white pigeons.’
I have been to the Alhambra in Granada, Spain however I thought the General Life Gardens, was some area sponsored by an insurance company so we didn’t go. I know I’m a plonker! However my friend and travel writer extraordinaire Claire Foot did go and she kindly offered to do this guest blog. Hopefully this will spark your holiday day dreams…….