Gertrude Jekyll garden

todancewithwolves(Z9 CA)December 27, 2012

This past August, I had an opportunity to see many cottage gardens in England. This was one of the greatest thrills! Gertrude Jekyll garden. One of many she has in England. She has lots of pottage gardens at her estate.

Now I know where the color for Wedgwood china derives from ⦠the English sky.

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Lovely! I've started a list of English gardens I want to visit. Could you share the gardens you would recommend seeing?

    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 4:42PM
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todancewithwolves(Z9 CA)

Just about every home in England has a marvelous cottage garden. There is no lack for eye candy anywhere in the United Kingdom. I was in the southern portion of England and I would highly recommend Leed's Castle.


    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 5:45PM
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freezengirl(3aMN and 5AK)

How exciting to be able to see that! I have often day dreamed about going and seeing some of the gardens I have only seen in books-it must be time to move on to my bucket list. I think I like Gertrude Jekyll's designs more then any other designers.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 4:03AM
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I've always dreamed of such borders.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 11:54AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

I'm glad you had a good time here, todancewithwolves. You were lucky to get some rain-free days. But I think you are a bit confused over GJ. She's has been dead a long time, so although she designed many gardens, all have been adapted and renovated over the years. You use the present tense as if she is still designing. Your picture shows 'The Salutation' which she and Lutyens designed together. She doesn't actually 'have' an estate. Her own home, Munstead Wood, is also open to the public under the National Gardens Scheme. If any of you do make it over here the 'Yellow Book' of the NGS is your bible for garden visiting.

As for 'just about every home in England' having a marvellous cottage garden I just can't understand what you saw here that makes you say that. There are some lovely gardens but most people have very ordinary gardens.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 7:19AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Sighhhhh.... how I would love to see that in person, I have to be satisfied with DVD's and books. Lucky you, glad you had such a great time.


    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 1:23PM
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Thanks flora_uk for the info about the NGS Yellow Book.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 2:32PM
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Here, Here, Annette!

schoolhouse wrote:
"I've always dreamed of such borders."

I'll add only, "and a house like that in the background to live in as well."

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 9:18PM
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Some day I'd like to go there too, Edna!
So happy for you, Sweetie. Sounds like a dreamy trip.
Did you fly or go by ship?
How was the trip?
~ Annie

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 10:17PM
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Flora_UK- I recently read "Gertrude Jekyll's lost garden : the restoration of an Edwardian masterpiece" by Rosamund Wallinger. The owners of the house have done their best to return the grounds to the original Gertrude Jeckyll plans. From what I understand they've been pretty successfull.

Here is a link that might be useful: Manor House, Upton Grey

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 7:21PM
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Hi Edna!

I know this is off your topic, but I wanted to show you your Champagne grapes. They are doing great! In 2012, they finally began producing grapes.Unfortunately, although the vines were covered in little grapes, just as they were really beginning to look like grapes, the super heat hit, and despite having some afternoon shade, it was just too hot, so my grapes shriveled. I guess I just don't know how to grow grapes in the heat. I know they grow in very hot, arid climates. Gotta study up on this.
Maybe this year...

I just wanted to show you. Thank you for sharing them with me.
I have some pics of the tiny grapes too. Can show you those too if you wish.

Ooops! When I edited, I forgot to re-link the photo, so here you go.

This post was edited by sweetannie4u on Fri, Mar 1, 13 at 14:24

    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 2:20PM
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