Thursday, 3 January 2008

Cotswolds Pt. 15 - Hidcote Manor Gardens

Can't believe it is January already, having taken these photos in September.
This was one of the gardens we visited while in the Cotswolds
These gardens were created by the American horticulturist Major Lawrence Johnston in 1907
Hidcote is famous for it's rare trees and shrubs, outstanding herbacious borders
and unusual plants from all over the world.
The garden is divided by tall hedges and walls to create a series of
outdoor 'rooms' each with its own special and unique character
It was certainly a place you could easily get lost in
So here are just a few of the photos I took























Looking out towards the Welsh foothills on the horizon

22 comments:

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

What lovely photos. It's nice to look at summer photos when it's cold and wintery out! Happy New Year!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Ahhh, so nice to see green and flowers. That last view looking toward Wales is marvelous. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures with us.

Hope that the New Year is treating you right so far!

P.S. Hope that we might catch a glimpse of your little grandson wearing the hat and mittens that you made for him.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh that is beautiful! i love all the photos but the last is my favorite!

Bek said...

Those pictures and this garden are so beautiful! I really like the green walls, even though I couldn't have them in my garden;)

Sara said...

A beautiful place, and your photos are wonderful.

Linda said...

I wish I had visited a few gardens while in England. Your photos give me a reason to make another trip.

Jeanne said...

How beautiful and lovely are all the gardens.
Blessings and much love
Jeanne

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Thanks for the empathy, but you have the most lovely eyebrows!

Went over to your dd's blog and found Oliver right there looking so adorable in his new hat and scarf. What a dollface he is!

Betty said...

Wonderful pictures Barbara....Hidcote Manor reminds me so much of Bellingrath Gardens in Alabama.....

Hope your year is going great...Betty

Mob said...

thanks so much for posting the picures of the flowers, I really needed that! I am in a winter wonderland right now.

Willow said...

sigh...such a beautiful place!
Did you get my email? I sent you one and am hoping it went through ok.
And thanks for your prayers for our family.

A Woman Who is: said...

I recognized Hidcote from the first picture, with that beautiful old tree? The pictures are lovely, but they just can't capture the elegance and vista of that place. I loved all the little peeks just beyond the garden you get of the country side. Did you also visit Kiftsgate next door?
I frankly can't get enough of you English gardens!
I might have to post some of mine now…so lovely!

As We Sail... said...

what beautiful scenery. I just love to look at gardens.

Penless Thoughts said...

One could get lost in that beauty!!!! Such a delight to my eyes today as we continue to look out at all the broken limbs piled up around our area from the ice storm :o(
Susan

Morning Glory said...

Ahhh, how beautiful! I have a hard time finding anyplace in England that isn't beautiful.

Lorrie said...

How lovely to look at blooming gardens and warm sunshine while the rain drips and the wind howls.

Happy New Year, Barbara, may this year be filled with God's blessings.

Britt-Arnhild said...

One day I would love to come to England only to visit your neautiful gardens.

La Tea Dah said...

What a lovely visit to Hidcote gardens. It's exactly what I needed this morning! I'm missing the flowers on this very snowy day!

I hope your day is lovely!
LaTeaDah

Barbara said...

Beautiful! You brought some summer feelings back to me ;-) !! Hidcote Manor is also on my list to see, next time I am in England! Thank you for this tour!
Barbara

Mike said...

So lovely to see those summery shots. Thank you for posting!
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Reflection Through The Seasons said...

I love this National Trust Garden and have enjoyed some super typically ‘English picnics’ at the wonderful plays performed on the Theatre Lawn. Marion

Rhondi said...

Hi Barbara. How wonderful to see some photos of Hidcote. We were there many years ago. I love your gardens!