Hello. I've had a fantabulous and brilliant afternoon out, looking around gardens. It was Winteringham Open Gardens today, this is the village where I help to deliver the Parish newsletters, so I've seen all the front doors, but never looked round the back. Janet came with me and we really enjoyed it.
I have lots of pics, too many to put into one post so I will split them in half and you'll get some more tomorrow.
The gardens were really stunning, every time we went round the back of the house our first reaction was, 'oh wow, look at this'. The owners were all very friendly answering any questions we had. The event was very well supported so there were lots of people traipsing around the village with their maps in their hand.
First off we went to the Village Hall where we handed over £4 each for the map. The money made from the event is to be shared between the Village Hall and the Hospice. There was also an art exhibition, with stalls inside and out selling plants, wooden garden sculptures, and outdoor ironwork and stone carvings. Refreshments were available but we didn't have time to sit down, there was a such a lot to see in 14 gardens.
The first wow factor had a big pond with massive fish in it. A waterfall and rockery with mature shrubs.
This garden was overflowing with plants and shrubs. Walk through the pergola to the pond and water gardens. Ornamental herbs and vegetable/fruit gardens. Lots of little meandering paths through the greenery. It was fabulous.
Lovely paved patio to sit under cover.
The inside is just fabulous. Wooden stained paneling with two sets of stairs up to the sleeping balconies.
Thanks for popping in, see you soon.