Thursday, 18 August 2011

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Simply stunning : The Garden House ;-)

If you think that you really know what 'gawjus' is all about...

then you need to think again!!!

Today, we made our way across Dartmoor, to visit 'The Garden House'.

I wish I could've taken each and every one of you with us!

The Garden House is situated between the villages of Crapstone

and Buckland Monachorum.

It is 1.5 miles west of Yelverton, 5 miles from Tavistock

and 10 miles from Plymouth.

Rachel de Thame said that it is perhaps the most breath-taking of all gardens

and I have to say exactly the same!

In particular, the herbaceous borders were strikingly beautiful.

I now know where all the bees in the country have gone...they are here!

And I don't blame them!

Bees buzzed as they busied themselves amongst the borders; the air was full of

a constant gauze of beautiful sound.

It was a joy to watch and listen to.

We walked...

..and occasionally sat...

We ooohed...

and frequently ahhhhed!

Now you see him...

Now you don't...

Stately, red Lupins certainly were the order of the day here!

But other colours played their part in these glorious surroundings.

When we reached this part of the garden, it took my breath away;

a large area of wild flowers, dominated by Poppies.

A thing of beauty is...

...a joy forever.

John Keats certainly got that right when he wrote 'Endymion'!

Finally, there was a small plant centre...

I came home with three lovely Dahlias , ninety nine photos (!)

and a desire to return to The Garden House, very soon!

It was the nicest of days! ;-)

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