This lovely bench and beautiful blue hyacinths were taken at the
National Trust property Hidcote Manor Gardens. It's one of my
favourite gardens to visit and this is one of my favourite places to
The gardens are at Hidcote Bartrim, nr Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
The following information was taken from the National Trust website.
"The twisting lanes of the Cotswold countryside lead to one of the most inventive and influential gardens of the 20th century. Hidcote Manor Garden, with its structure of outdoor 'rooms', linked by vistas and furnished with all sorts of topiary, recalls both the English garden style and the European connections of its creator Major Lawrence Johnston.
Laid out over 70 years ago an astonishing variety of effects have been created. Hedges, walls, water and paving were all combined to create a garden that has its origins in the Arts and Crafts movement.
Profuse and 'jungly' planting, rich colour and texture, contrast with areas left deliberately plain to give calm and restful interludes, so increasing the impact of the garden's lavish and exciting progression."
Highest position in Explore 406 on 24th September 2008.