woensdag 18 juli 2012

Pashley Manor Gardens

On a sunny day at the end of May, my friends and I visited Pashley Manor Gardens in East Sussex.

Pashley is an award winning garden, with beautiful old trees, a romantic landscape and an imaginative way of planting. All through the garden you can see impressive sculptures.

The Tudor House, that dates back to 1720, is still lived in and not open to the public. I would have loved to see how the inside looked like, but alas! There is a garden room with a terrace near the house, where you can have a drink or snack. When we visited, part of the house was covered in Wisteria. Sitting on the terrace, enjoying our salad, the smell was intoxicating.

The borders were full of tulips in yellow and red and the combinations made with other plants so very pretty

At Pashley it was the first time I saw a bluebell wood. It was absolutely enchanting! It took me back to a 1990s Merchant Ivory film. I think it must have been Howard's End.

Pashley Manor Gardens is worth visiting. When in the South of England, do go!

When you like tea & teacups, don't forget to enter my Vintage tea party giveaway!
On Saturday I will announce the winner.

Wish you all a lovely Wednesday!

Madelief x

52 opmerkingen:

  1. how beautiful, such enchanting gardens and woodland ;0)x

  2. I've never seen such a beautiful manor garden and wood. It is breathtaking. Can you imagine living there? Thanks for sharing. xo Jenny

  3. What a beautiful place. You were lucky to visit at a lovely time of the year. The lilac flowers on the house are wisteria. They look amazing. xx

    1. Thank you for letting me know!!! I changed it right away :-) Madelief x

  4. Lieve Madelief.
    Wat is het daar prachtig. Wat zijn die Engelse tuinen toch mooi. Zo leuk dat je er was tijdens tulpentijd.Je foto's zijn weer schitterend.
    NOg een paar weekjes dan ga je weer hè. Het aanbod van de pasjes staat nog hoor.
    LIeve groet van Riet

  5. Hi Madelief, that looks a lovely garden to visit, thankyou for sharing those lovely photos! Even though I live in the south-east of England I have never yet made it to this garden - I must try to visit during the summer holidays.
    Have a good day!
    Gill xx

  6. Pashley Manor is another firm family favourite, Madelief. My children were there last week whilst visiting my parents. So much beauty and charm... and those TEA ROOMS! The array of cakes is as much a feast for the eyes as the sculptures and flowers in the gardens. Last year's visit in August took place during a particularly warm day; the turquoise swimming pool looked most inviting.


  7. Dear Madelief,
    What a beautiful house and gardens. The planting is lovely and I'm sure that you got some ideas for your own garden. My sister lives in West Sussex so, next time we are there we must visit this wonderful garden. Your photographs are stunning and really show it off so well.
    Sorry that I've been absent ...... still getting used to my new computer !! XXXX




  9. Wat een schitterende foto's...
    En die tuin....een plaatje!

    Groetjes, Pietrik

  10. Ha Madelief
    Wat een paradijs op aarde zeg! ooh wat een tuin. Ik vind het beeld op de trap zoo mooi. Ik ben eigenlijk helemaal niet van de beelden maar deze vind ik echt super. Een tuin om dagen in door te brengen. Prachtige foto's en nu ik zo de kamperfoelie zie en in gedachten ruik zit ik te denken dat ik deze toch maar weer eens mee moet nemen uit het bos. We hebben het altijd in de tuin gehad maar bij het verwijderen van de klimop vertrokken uit de tuin. Ga ik geloof ik vandaag maar eens doen. ihih
    fijne dag

  11. Oh oh oh dear Madelief,
    give me more, give me more ...
    ♥ Susa ♥

  12. Dear Madelief. I have not visited Pashley Manor but it is certainly one for my book, how had I missed it. I really like the playful scupltures throughout the garden especially the one that that cute little sparrow decided to pose upon for you and as for those incredible large urns, Wow!

  13. Dear Madelief,

    it looks all so beautiful. I love it!!!!
    Regards, Nicole

  14. Absolutely stunning, I love to visit old manors and gardens. Will definitely be adding Pashley to my list!
    Victoria xx

  15. Wow this place looks stunning, I've not been here before but can see me making a visit :) Looks like a perfect spot to stop and smell the flowers x x x x

  16. Oh Madelief, wat weer een prachtig plek en foto's. Ik zou daar graag eens wandelen. Een tuinenreis lijkt me erg leuk om eens te doen. Ik doe even niet mee met give aways, al ziet deze er heel verleidelijk uit.
    Fijne dag, lieve groet

  17. Pashley Manor, wat leuk dat je daar ook geweest bent. Je foto's halen herinneringen boven, mijn man en ik zijn daar zo'n 15 jaar geleden geweest en hebben toen ook de eigenaars gesproken en thee gedronken.......met de heerlijkste notentaart ooit. Wij waren er echter in augustus en ik heb toen ook foto's gemaakt, leuk om het in een ander jaargetijde op nieuw te zien.
    Fijne dag verder,

  18. These photos are just breathtaking. I'm going back to look at them again. I do hope I win the tea-cups as I know I would give them a good home here. :) Have a nice day, Madelief. Hugs, Deb

  19. Beautiful photographs, Madelief! You always pick such good views to capture wherever you go! This post was especially delightful to me because of the wonderful wisteria growing over the house....we planted one on the back of our house last year and this spring it had its first few blooms and seems to be growing well. The wisteria at Pashley Manor is some of the best I have seen! Thank you for sharing :)
    Have a happy day!
    Helen x

  20. It looks like a romantic film - fairytale, poetical, heavenly!
    Thanks for sharing!

  21. Beautiful Madelief! :) I love the wisteria!!
    I also love the fact that the old house is still someones home. :)
    Vivienne x

  22. Dearest Madelief,

    LOVE that one photo with the huge, old tree...
    And how lovely for having a tea on the patio with all those fragrant blue wisterias blooming! There must have been a bee-concert too.
    You are lucky for living close to England and being able to visit such a lovely place.
    Enjoy your summer!

  23. Het is prachtig daar,heerlijk lijkt het mij om daar te wandelen en te genieten,lieve groet Musje.

  24. Hallo Madelief,
    Jeetje, wat mooi daar. Eigenlijk jammer dat wij in Zuid-Engeland geen tuinen hebben bezocht. Maar ja, je kunt nu eenmaal ook maar zoveel zien op een dag natuurlijk... Enne, Howard's End, wie vond dat nou niet prachtig...
    Ik wens je een heel fijne woensdagavond,
    Lieve groet,

  25. Wat een prachtige tuin zeg !!..en nee ik ben je mooie kopjes niet vergeten hoor.....hihii.....liefs Ria....xxx..

  26. What a beautiful place, the house compliments the garden and the garden compliments the house, I can see the Wisteria was breathtaking, well now Pashley Manor must be on my list, Thank you Madelief for sharing
    Thea x

  27. es ist so wunderschön dort, das die Seele dort richtig auftanken kann.

    Alles Liebe und eine schöne Restwoche.

  28. tolle naturbilder...hach!!! alles liebe

  29. There are some lovely gardens in Sussex. I don't know how I have missed seeing this one. Thank you for sharing this with us. It looks stunning.
    Sarah x

  30. Wat een prachtige tuin en ook weer zo mooi gefotografeerd! Zeker een tip om te onthouden, mochten we eens in de buurt zijn...

    Fijne avond. Lieve groet, Miranda

  31. What a beautiful house and gardens and your photos are lovely.

  32. Madelief, this garden is so, so beautiful. I do hope to visit it myself some day. If that does not come to be, I am so lucky to have seen your photos.

    Many thanks. xo

  33. Pięknie......chociaż przez chwilę tam być, pomarzyć....ach

  34. Ah, tulips in july!!!! You make my day Madelief! Thanks!

  35. Beautiful photographs! It looks such a lovely place. Not in my part of England so very nice for me to see it without a lot of driving. Thank you for sharing.

  36. Hi Madelief,
    It is a very beautiful garden-I would love to visit in person. I love the statues and the bluebell wood.I think I should move some of my bluebells into the woods and hope that multiply.

    Thank you for sharing some more beautiful photos of your trip.


  37. Liebe Madelief,

    zuerstmal vielen Dank für deine mitfühlenden Worte und ja , ich habe einen Menge gute Erinnerungen mit meiner Oma, denn sie hat mir von Kindheit an die Liebe zum Garten bzw.zum gärtnern gelernt...schon als ganz kleines Mädel bin ich mit Gießkanne bei ihr im Garten zu sehen..i8ch habe wohl das GEN geerbt..wir haben übrigens früher oft gemeinsam Gartenausstellungen besucht...wie geht es deinem Onkel und deiner TAnte ?
    Deine Bilder aus England sine soo wundervoll, besonders die dunkelroten Tulpen sind ungewöhnlich und sehr edel !!!
    Der Blaurgen ist auch so märchehft am Haus...ein echter Traum..

    Dein Urlaub beginnt bald ? Falls wir uns nichtmehr hören, so wünsche ich dir einen herrliche Zeit in England udnd komme heil wieder,

    liebe Grüße,

  38. Hi Madelief,
    Your images of Pashley Manor are amazing.
    Your discovery of hidden treasures of the English countryside puts me to shame!
    Have a lovely evening,

  39. That looks like such a beautiful place and you take such a lovely picture - I wonder if I could day trip it from Kent over the holidays with the kids.

    Nina xxx

    1. I think you probably could Nina. It's not that far away! Have a lovely weekend!

      Madelief x

  40. Dear Madelief,
    your pictures are wonderful again.
    We visited Pashley Manor last year and loved it very much.
    Have a lovely sunny weekend.
    Lovely hugs

  41. Hello Madelief
    What beautiful grounds and gardens, I have never heard of this before...thanks for sharing.
    Bluebell woods are wonderful...wheneve i see them, I think of my Mum , she loved to wander through our local bluebell woods :D
    The sculptures are fantastic intermingled. LOVE the mother and chid sculpture.
    Have a wonderful weekend in the garden?

  42. Its so amazing, I wonder how many full time groundsmen they have to keep it up?......what a magical place....

  43. Dear Madelief, we missed out on a visit to Pashley Manor when we were in Kent in April so thank you for these images. It looks beautiful. A good enough reason for a weekend away methinks!


  44. Your pictures are so beautiful, Madelief! Thank you for sharing with us your lovely outing to Pashley Manor! It looks so romantic and magic :o) Love the Tudor house and these old trees, and the bluebell wood and beautiful views as well. Looks like you had a great time :o)
    Happy weekend to you and your Family :o)

  45. Dear Madelief,

    Looks like you picked the perfect time to visit the gorgeous Pashley Manor Gardens to see the wisteria flowering, the pretty tulips and the bluebell wood.
    Thanks for showing us your beautiful photos and looks like you had an amazing day out with your friends.

    Have a happy weekend

  46. Simply beautiful along with the wisteria growing so tall on the buildings. It all looks like the perfect place to visit and have a cup of tea.
    Take Care,


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