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Gardens On Our Wish List Part 2

Following on from a previous blog where we started our Wish List of Gardens to Visit, we're continuing with some more stunners.

Before visiting, do please check that they are now open following relaxation of Lockdown rules.

Sculpture By The Lakes

See an impressive range of dramatic outdoor sculptures set in beautiful gardens in Dorset is Sculpture by the Lakes, a 26 acre sculpture park around a stunning lake,  created by renowned sculptor Simon Gudgeon, is an oasis for art lovers and collectors alike. Simon has carefully landscaped and curated the park to ensure each piece is positioned to enhance its aesthetic qualities. The result is a wonderfully peaceful experience where visitors feel free from the constraints of enclosed spaces of a traditional gallery, whilst taking in the beauty of the surroundings.

Coleton Fishacre

A stunning Arts & Crafts garden created in 1925 in a sheltered Devon seaside valley. Microclimatic sites for astonishingly beautiful and rare tender plants.  Coleton Fishacre garden is nestled in a coastal valley and sheltered from the elements, allowing tender and exotic plants to thrive. With sea views, woodland to walk in and formal terraces filled with colour to explore, it's a nust on our wish list.

Trebah Garden

Trebah is a 26-acre sub-tropical garden situated in Cornwall, near Glendurgan Garden and above the Helford River. Trebah is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. The result of 175 years of inspired and dedicated creation. Discover the magic of this beautiful valley garden, explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms and follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to thair very own secluded beach on the Helford River. With adventure play areas, children’s trails and special events all year round, they are a family and dog-friendly garden.

Bodnant  Garden

Bodnant Garden, North Wales, one of the great British gardens, is a great day out for Garden lovers. Amongst the magnificent features there are no less than 5 terraces including lily pond and beautiful herbaceous borders. We’ve heard this is a great garden not to be missed. Bodnant Garden is perched above the River Conwy &  it has views across the valley to the Snowdonia National Park.

The gardens were started by Henry Pochin an Industrial Chemist in the late 1800's when he employed a well known designer called Milner who was an apprentice to Joseph Paxton.

Over the next 50 years many plants were sourced from famous plant hunters. The garden is of interest all year round and there is a colourful winter garden.

Sculpture By The Lakes
Coleton Fishacre

If you have a favourite garden you like to visit, do let us know as we'd love to revisit this subject , you can email Siobhan to tell her

Posted by Siobhan on July 21st 2020

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