Sunday, 7 September 2014

A Garden of Delights

I spent a blissful day recently at the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Garden at Harlow Carr near Harrogate. Lucky enough to live not far away, I try to get there at least a couple of times a year. It's a delightful place, and over the years I've seen it grow and develop very imaginatively. It's a showcase for different plant cultivars and gardening techniques. They often run trials there - seeds, plants, gardening methods. If you were so inclined, I'm sure you could learn a lot. As I've said before, I'm not a keen gardener. I just love enjoying the results of other people's skills and hard work.

The weather was perfect for wandering around the huge garden, taking in the sights and scents. The planting, especially on the long borders, is glorious. It was like walking around inside an Impressionist painting.

I know how much I enjoy seeing pictures of gardens on other blogs so I make no apology for scheduling quite few photos from my day out, with few words necessary. With my daughter due to give birth anytime soon, life is getting busy. The series will enable me to step back from the discipline of regular blogging - though I might interrupt it sometimes. Saltaire Festival is coming up soon and if I'm around I will probably get a few snaps there. The garden series will take us through to the autumn, but it will be good to hang on to the summer just a bit longer, even if only in photos.


  1. I'll certainly enjoy the forthcoming series on Harlow Carr Gardens. For some years my cousin, Philip Swindells, was the head gardener there.

  2. Looking forward to the garden shots but more so the new baby.

  3. I am always happy to view other people's favorite gardens. And, an imminent baby! I will join the crowd on the sidelines cheering your daughter on.


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