La vie en rose

We visited Blenheim Palace gardens on Sunday. They have the most sublime rose garden ever. It is so very beautiful and the perfume is divine. We are going to return for a second visit as we didn't manage to see all that we wanted to - they have afterall got over 2000 acres of parkland!! We didn't even attempt to go in the house, but then again I am not that keen on traipsing around stately home interiors. I can highly recommend it if you are ever in the area (approximately 4 miles from Oxford)

  • Leonardo Martins 6y

    Such gorgeous place!
  • Monique Lavoie 6y

    Magnifiques jardins (gardens) ... wow
    I love your backyard :-)
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  • buruneko 6y

    Now I feel like eating my grandma's rose jelly... :-)
    I love climbing roses but care little for the shrub variety. The first photo, with the lavender border is to die for.
  • eva101 PRO 6y

    WOW. I mean - WWWWOOOOWWW. I know that English gardens are the best but this is beyond the best! Beautiful treatment too. Pity flickr can't transmit the fragrance of this place!
  • Darling Starlings PRO 6y

    It's a gorgeous place to roam around isn't it? You have done the rose garden proud. Lovely treatment and image. BTW did you know that all residents of Bladon (just outside Woodstock) get a free for life pass to the Palace? Lucky lot.
  • Marjolein K. 6y

    This seems to be a great, romantic place. Ideal for lovers. Jane Austen must have written her stories in a garden like this...
  • Valerie 6y

    This is very pretty Astrida, love the softness and colour!

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  • Anna Zavileiskaia PRO 6y

    gardens of Semiramide...!! :)
  • Billie 6y

    wow, gorgeous series! such a beautiful place
  • Jane 6y

    Perfect colours Astrida, love the softness in the picture!
  • vtpeacenik PRO 6y

    Oh gee. Today is July 1st and this photo says June 30th. )) :
    This must be a great place. What gorgeous pictures of it.

    Re: tinted (tainted) flowers.......We do have some of that but most commonly on St. Patrick's Day. Green dye everywhere.
  • Sue Lambourne 6y

    What beautiful garden, like you the inside of the stately homes holds no interest for me!
  • foppe's acre 6y

    Oh wow, what a beautiful display of roses! I didn't know Blenheim had such a rose garden! This is where they shot Brideshead Revisisted, right? I bet it smelled wonderfully too!
  • Sally Bowe 6y

    This is very beautiful Astrida. It looks like a scene from Wysteria Lane (Desperate Housewifes).

    How very pretty and such a wonderful display of roses and flowers. Looks like you had a fabulous time.
  • Rachele Totaro PRO 6y

    Magical place! I like the 3rd picture very very much :)
  • BredaF10 6y

    Beautiful set. Sounds like a photographers paradise.
  • Miss Chien 6y

    What a beautiful place to visit!
    I love the photo's!

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  • Corie (trying to get caught up!) 6y

    OH ...I need to go back to Bleheim Palace...

    Love your pictures...I have several to post in the new few days... Since I haven't been on for awhile I need to get caught up. :)
  • La Route PRO 6y

    How beautiful, it must be like a dream walking with the perfume following you...

    Thank you for thinking of me +++
  • schoningdo (Learning to KIS) 6y

    These are gorgeous photos and look like paintings. I love the effects what a great job. Awesome Astrida.
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