I went to Charleston Farm to satisfy my interior design aspirations after seeing this image in an advert for Sanderson fabric a few years ago. It’s been on my bucket list ever since for its chalky colours and hand-painted designs. However, I was not expecting the garden to be so well kempt or charming but by lucky happenstance it has created this bonus blog. This visit was in mid-May 2017.
Charleston Farm was home of Vanessa & Clive Bell during WWII and a focal point for the Bloomsbury Set of which they were part of. It continued to be lived in by at least one of them, until Duncan Grant’s death in the 1980’s. The pond at the front of the house pre-dates the group, however I believe is was enlarged and beautified by them during their tenure.
INJECTION OF HUMOUR
COTTAGE GARDEN STYLE
And is it my imagination or can I see the references to a lady’s bottom in this gorgeous planter!