Wednesday, 18 July 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!