There is so much to speak of in this final and favourite garden of our 2014 trip. For now I'll tell you the three best things that stole my heart away.
First, I finally understood, Gertrude Jekyll’s famous graded colour schemes. As I looked across the formal lawn to the borders the colours shimmered like jewels causing a visual shock of exquisite pleasure. No picture can possibly do them justice. You will just have to put Upton Grey Manor on your bucket list.
The garden, as planned, is there in its entirety. The hardscaping of walls and ditches and steps remained beneath the weeds and no parts of the property had been sold off.
|the pond in the wild garden-often the wild gardens are at the end of the property and get parcelled off, fortunately and unusually, the wild garden here is at the front.|
I have to pinch myself sometimes to believe I was actually there.
|Moi having a rest in the wild garden|