Some beautiful iris (I didn't get the cultivar) in K State purple!
One has heard the term "garden rooms" but until you tour Hidcote, you don't fully understand the concept of "rooms" -- and vistas as you look through doorways between "rooms"
Walled with clipped box in a formal pattern with brick walks and blooming plants in each enclosure. I love this formal type of garden!
The wisteria was almost gone but this "old guy" was still blooming -- can you believe the trunk on this speciman? And how old is it, I wonder?
A favorite summer plant on the prairie -- cigar plant (if you look closely the bloom looks like a cigar with "ash" on the end) -- this one was not in the garden but in the greenhouse. And it was huge!!!
The chives were in bloom -- one of the prettiest herbal flowers, I think
And a whole row lined the vegetable garden -- what a sight!
But Hidcote is not only a garden, it's also a house (a magnificent house) and there are a few rooms as you enter that you can tour
A quiet corner in the front parlor -- perfect for a rainy day read!
Across the room -- another comfortable chair, more books and a fireplace!
In the den, another fireplace, a comfy sofa and a desk that looks out over the garden and . . .
When you leave the house, your view is of this -- an alley lined with trees and a statue at the end. The horse makes it perfect!
And as you exit Hidcote, take a turn to the right and walk up the road a bit -- you'll find the village of Hidcote. A very very charming English village, with thatched roof houses lining the road.
Old, I am sure, with roses growing up and over the windows.
A blue door -- so prevalent on stone houses and more roses -- because it's a cottage. And . . .
I would put Hidcote high on my list of places to visit in England -- we had a wonderful day there and we met some fellow Kansans! They were there on a tour with K State University.
It's Wednesday which means that it's Outdoor Wednesday with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer so please join Susan and see what everyone's been doing outside this week!