2013 Garden Trail
A few words from our photographer, Katharine Brown:

The photographic record begins at the Institute, then covers all 12 gardens open to the public. I found that the wet conditions actually enhanced the colours of the flowers against the back drop of rain soaked stone and slate.

Starting with Beck Lodge in the south of the village I then move northwards finishing at Barn Cottage. Here, a produce stall was set up and a display of local crafts.

There was a very busy plant stall outside the Institute with its own crèche. Inside the hall there was a display explaining the work that has been done in the village over the last 7 years when we have been attempting to eradicate Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed, two invasive non-native weeds which are a problem here and throughout the country.

A raffle was held for the many prizes which had kindly been donated, most on the theme of gardening and a silent auction for the original painting of Troutbeck created for the tickets.

My camera took rather a soaking that day and several photographs are shrouded in a rather ethereal veil of rain drops. However I have added some photos taken at Rosemount, two days earlier to show that the sun does shine in Troutbeck.
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