Vick's Floral Art & Design Work

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Last bank holiday Monday Robert and I went to the RHS Harlow car in Harragate which in itself is a break with tradition. We never normally go anywhere on a bank holidays, its after living in beautiful Derbyshire, bank holidays were a thing to avoid. The traffic was not to bad and got there early. The car park was half full but a famous tea shop has premises there Betty,s I think a lot of people were there for breakfast. The photos above are of the massive boarders they were full of Autumn colour.

This was a lovely part of the gardens we sat here for a while. It had been chilly up to then but it had started to get a bit warmer. We went back to the car to get our lunch and brought it back to the grounds and sat in a lovely spot to eat it.

This part of the garden was the scented area. It had some willow sculptures. The dark flower was a chocolate cosmos and it really dose smell like chocolate.

chocolate cosmos

One of my favourite garden designers Dermot Gavin had a series on the TV a few years ago about the history of British gardening. They were created at Harlow car and remain there for us all to see and enjoy. The last five photo,s are some of the gardens. We looked in on the garden plant sales but didn't buy any plants they were a bit expensive. That's the trouble when you sell plants(at my shop)and can get them cost. The rain kept away for a day, it was good to spend it with Robert a whole day.

wild medow

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