• Countryside Alliance Team

Some More Magical Gardens to Enjoy

As promised here is round 2 of our favourite gardens to enjoy from home.

We are seeing some lovely pictures of gardens coming in and with some extra time at home, we think British gardens this year will be the best we have seen. It has been good to finally see some rain in the South West on Friday as the ground was very dry indeed. Quite incredible really when we think back to the terrible flooding. Life seems very topsy turvy at the moment and we hope that we will all soon be back to some kind of normal. Here are 2 more of our loveliest gardens.

Hidcote Manor Garden

Hidcote Manor Garden is one of the greatest gardens in England created this century by the great horticulturist Major Lawrence Johnston. If you haven’t visited before you really should – when we can! In the meantime, you can enjoy the garden from home. Set in the Cotswolds in beautiful rolling hills with drystone walls it was influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement.  It is a series of small gardens within a garden but also with long avenues bordered by different plantings. The old scented roses and water features are particularly lovely.  Enjoy this little look around the garden:

Sissinghurst Castle

Another beautiful garden in early Summer is Sissinghurst Castle. When Vita and Harold Sackville-West purchased Sissinghurst in 1930 it looked quite different. They laid out the current famous garden and there was very little there when they arrived and it was mostly used to grow vegetables for the workers. Vita planted many wonderful different varieties of Iris. These most majestic of plants are absolutely stunning and were one of Vita’s absolutely favourite flowers as she loved vivid colour so the strong colours of irises particularly appealed to her. Take a look at this video which shows the gardens off beautifully.

We hope you enjoy these garden views and join us next week for a new round of videos!


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