Saturday, 3 August 2013

Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, Dorset

Just behind Chesil Beach we have the Sub-Tropical Gardens
Sheltered as it is on the side of a hill, it has it's own mini-climate





















I like the way the ferns are naturalising and growing our of the 
felled tree trunk









Part f the Australian sub-tropical




The Bothy which is now a tool store but the place where the gardeners slept in days gone by in the winter to make sure the green houses were kept heated




Now it is time for tea and I like the Old Colonial style verandas
around the restaurant  



playing with reflections again


empty now as it is almost closing time


but there are still plenty of cakes to be had
and we did have an enjoyable fish lunch here midday







11 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a lovely shady place to walk around and enjoy. You always find a good place to eat at your stops too. Glad you had such a beautiful day!

Terri said...

That is quite a jungle! Irecognize a lot of the plants from here in CA. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs

Vee said...

That is a unique garden...it looks much different from the gardens you usually feature. Very interesting about the bothy.

La Petite Gallery said...

This is hard to believe, a tropical
garden, England gets so cold. Now I see,
they must move that banana
tree to a green house. Beautiful.
I love your trips.. yvonne

CherryPie said...

It looks like a lovely place to visit :-)

Balisha said...

You have so many lovely gardens where you live. Interesting about The Bothy. And tea and cakes at the end...I would love to join you :)
Balisha

Linda said...

A really lovely series of photos!

Lorrie said...

What lovely plants - very jungly. There are yards here with palm trees and banana plants, too, but I find them incongruous in our landscape. I never imagined that they would grow in England either.

Trisha said...

Just beautiful, Barbara, a lot like a rain forest. You have a Blessed week, Trisha

cyclopseven said...

Lovely pictures.

Sara said...

It's always so surprising to see palm trees and tropical plantings in England but that just goes to show that there can be mini-climates in unexpected places wherever one goes.