Friday, August 13, 2010Newbry Hall Gardens
After our walk round the sculpture park we had lunch on the picnic tables provided when the heavens opened. We made it back to the car and sat there until it stopped ( I had a power nap).We have been to the gardens many times and try to visit at different times in the year. The roses had gone over this time but the end off summer flowers and the start of Autumn were wonderful. The area around the house are plain mainly grass and a large pond to the front of the house, with yew hedges. But after this it is a riot of colour. Down a few steps from the lawn and pond area is a fabulous long herbaceous border full of flowers. This leads all the way down to the river and every few yards left and right there is a small grass path which and behind the yew hedges to little gardens all different. The gardens hold the national Cornus collection. The afternoon stayed dry and took us all afternoon to wander round stopping for afternoon tea in the excellent restaurant, I think we were last out--again!As the sign explains this is a new garden in colours of soft greys, blues and mauve's.This soft plant looks like a cosmos but is fact a Dahlia, and they had one for sale so its now in my garden I just hope it survives the winter.
Loved this delicate clematisThe Dalia's were a Lovely combinations of colours
Another delicate clematis with this pink contrasting colour flower in the front of it.
Never been here when the Laburnum has been in flower I bet its spectacularI wish I had a garden big enough to have these trees planted, they give the garden plenty of winter interest.
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