xmlns:fb='http://ogp.me/ns/fb#' Karen Wagner garden & design: April 2013

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

amazing gardens right in your own backyard

I have to admit one of my favourite things to do is to go for a bit of a road trip around the countryside looking at gardens and meeting people who enjoy gardens and gardening as much as I do.  It is amazing to find that right under your nose are people doing inspiring and incredible things.  We discovered this to our delight when we went on a little trip with the garden history society last weekend.  They have the most interesting and fascinating mix of people and visit often relatively unknown but superb gardens.  There are people out there doing the most amazing things with great talent and motivation.  I always find it truly inspiring and come back revved up and ready to go.  You also have great conversations with interesting people which is lots of fun.

I have given a bit of an overview of some of the gardens we visited.  We headed off to Chudleigh and visited over two days Old Wesley Dale, West Park and Bentley Arboretum and Homestead.  Many thanks to the owners for allowing us to view and enjoy their private domains.  A great treat!