Friday, 20 August 2010

Bench of the Week In een English Country Garden

 
 
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These benches are from the Bourton House Gardens.

Bourton House Garden has undoubted historic origins but was overgrown and neglected when it was acquired by Richard and Monique Paice in 1983. Over the following twenty five years they transformed the garden into the award-winning garden that can be seen today. In April 2010, Bourton House was sold. The new owners have decided to keep the Garden open to the public and continue its development with the active help of Head Gardener Paul Nicholls, who has worked for many years to turn vision into reality and create the wonderful garden that can be seen today.


RuneE of Visual Norway
began this informal meme on "Bench of the Week". Please visit his site for other participants. Paulie has a whole site dedicated to benches called "For the Love of Benches", which is going on for two years and every day she posts a new bench.Her friend Malyss. has shown more than 600 benches on a site called "benchesonmyway".

15 comments:

Miss_Yves said...

C'est ma-gni-fi-que!

Dani said...

I especially like that rainy touch of the photo. The nature looks marvelous after rain.

Vicki Lane said...

A dream of a garden!

Elisabeth said...

It would be something to sit on such a bench. Thanks Reader.

oldmanlincoln said...

I have always admired gardens since I can remember. During the war it was vegetable gardening and our Victory Garden that kept us alive. Nowadays it is my natural sanctuary for wildlife which is a name applied to a small space that is not for human eyes to admire but for the places animals, such as visit, can find comfort and feel safe.

I have always had a "green thumb" and am able to propagate plants with cuttings. So my original two boxwood have mushroomed into many and most are large or waist high in globe shapes. You can see the different sizes and I know the smallest is about 5 years old and the largest about 20-25 years old.

There is little in my yard that I didn't create myself from cuttings as I never had much luck in layering. I need to make a cutting or two of my Mock Orange and get them started before winter. Patty will have to do most of the work as I can't be outside without oxygen and then can't exert myself.

Jingle said...

your green post takes my breath away.
well done!

Malyss said...

I love those benches under their gazebos, under the rain, among the green and fresh garden! I find those pictures sooooo romantic! I love their mood, and , of course, I love the benches!!I can almost breath the good smell of wet grass...:)Hmmm!

Paulie said...

Two beautiful settings for those lovely benches! I am so glad you continue to hunt for benches and direct me to your findings! I have some other neat benches to show that I haven't posted yet and will let you know when I do post these special benches that are really unique.

Arkansas Patti said...

Thanks for your visit Wil.
Just beautiful and how wonderful that the new owners plan to keep up the gardens. That would be too sad if they didn't.

George said...

I think its wonderful that the gardens continue to be open to the public. I would enjoy sitting on either of those benches.

william said...

very interesting story and pics friend :)

RuneE said...

I would very much have enjoyed an hour (or two) contemplating Life, The Universes and everything in a place such as this.

Etje said...

Prachtig toch zo'n tuin

Patty said...

Beautiful country gardens. Hope you're having a great week-end. Using Abe's Mac computer. It certainly is different. Allergies are driving me crazy. Ragweed is in full bloom. Hope you're well.

Kay said...

This is so lovely, Wil. I do love gardens of all sorts. I especially liked your header photo of New Zealand. We drove through both islands and LOVED it!