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 have to admit, I was a teensy bit over excited going to Great Dixter for the first time. I’d read Christopher Lloyd’s book on secession planting earlier in the summer, so I was desperate to see the gardens for myself.
The gardens were part of Amisfield Park House’s estate, a Palladian mansion dating from the 1750’s. The house was demolished in the 1920’s but that grounds remain with a dovecot, stables, summer house and of course The Walled Garden.
To my utter shame this was my first time visiting RHS Wisley but it won’t be my last and I was already planning my next visit half way round.