Garden blogging, National Trust Gardens

Autumn Colours – NT Property: Sheffield Park East Sussex

I am over a week late in posting this but several boxes of tissues, copious amounts of Vicks Vapour Rub and cough linctus I am now back in action. Sheffield Park, East Sussex, is a National Trust property near Haywards Heath, West Sussex.   With its four lakes, Capability Brown and Repton influences and the… Continue reading Autumn Colours – NT Property: Sheffield Park East Sussex

Garden blogging, National Trust Gardens, Places to visit

Visitors Appreciate Explanations: Tyntesfield, Somerset

My fellow garden blogger Helen at Patient Gardener put into words in her last blog post exactly how I am beginning to feel about visiting and writing about gardens.   Jaded (a description used by Helen) is the correct way to describe my frame of mind at the moment.     I have a photo library… Continue reading Visitors Appreciate Explanations: Tyntesfield, Somerset

Garden, Garden blogging, Garden visiting, National Trust Gardens

The Glory of the Garden: Bateman’s, Nr Burwash, East Sussex

This wonderful poem was written by Rudyard Kipling. Today I visited Bateman's, a National Trust property, in Burwash, East Sussex. This was the home of Rudyard Kipling from 1902 until his death in 1936. Along with a number of famous poems and books, he also wrote the poem "The Glory of the Garden". I felt… Continue reading The Glory of the Garden: Bateman’s, Nr Burwash, East Sussex

Garden visiting, National Trust Gardens

An Elephant in a NT Garden? – Woolbeding, nr Midhurst.

Until last week I had never heard of Woolbeding Gardens, near  Midhurst in West Sussex. Although owned by the NT since 1958, Woolbeding has been leased since the early 1970s to the late Sir Simon Sainsbury and his partner Stewart Grimshaw, and they created the garden as it is today.  When Sir Sainsbury died in… Continue reading An Elephant in a NT Garden? – Woolbeding, nr Midhurst.

Garden visiting, National Trust Gardens, Photography

It’s Busy Busy Busy at Nymans

Yesterday visited the National Trust garden at Nymans, near Handcross, West Sussex.   I was last there in November when there was a lot of exciting renovation work going on (see link below). Nymans was busy, no wonder, it really is a lovely and interesting garden - the tree surgeons, the gardeners and even the birds… Continue reading It’s Busy Busy Busy at Nymans

Garden visiting, National Trust Gardens

An absolute delight: West Green House, Hartley Wintney

I visited two gardens on Saturday,  Dunsborough Park, which I have already written about and a dream of a garden at West Green House, near Hartley Wintney in Hampshire. You will find West Green House in the National Trust handbook, but it is an oddity, it is not owned by the NT.  When they decided… Continue reading An absolute delight: West Green House, Hartley Wintney