This is not my garden! I wish I had a lovely garden with a Spanish and Italian area, a lake and a woodland walk! This is my annual trip to one of the National Trust Properties - Mount Stewart.
It was a rather dull day with some rain so the photos don't do it justice but it's a lovely garden to visit. The Trust is investing £6million in the restoration of house and gardens. The house tour and the garden tour are great!
|Above and below: areas of the garden. I like they way she combined structure but also kept some loser areas around the garden. My ideal garden combines formal and structure with cottage style - not an easy combination!|
|Above and below: other statues around the garden. |
Below: Lady Edith liked to mix Greek/mythical ideas with a bit of humour.
|Above: The garden has amazing topiary. This is a boat with Lady Edith and her daughters.|
Below: The Spanish style garden.
|My favourite statue in the garden - an alligator (or crocodile) near a water feature. Reminds me of Florida!|
Happy Mother's Day in the USA!
My mom's blog - http://egrettawells.blogspot.co.uk/
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