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The Mill Pond at Mill Dene Garden, Blockley, Cotswolds

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It's still too hot here in Georgia to take any new shots, so I'm putting up another shot from the archives this morning.

 

I stumbled across this wonderful private garden last May in a small village near Moreton in Marsh. The owners have accomplished miracles in just a few years. If you have time, you might enjoy clicking on the set to the right and running the Slideshow in Full Screen Mode for a tour of this beautiful place.

 

Here are a few quotes and a link to their web page:

 

"This romantic garden is set around a lovely mill which is probably Norman. Sited in its own steep sided valley, the garden has hidden paths winding up from the mill-pool and stream at the bottom through the Rose Walk to the Cricket Lawn."

 

"At the very top, there are views over the Cotswold Hills, with the church as a backdrop. Also featured are a grotto; a potager; a trompe l'oeil and dye plants. The garden has been designed by Wendy Dare with help from Rupert Golby (RHS Chelsea prize winner) and flowers are chosen for scent wherever possible."

 

"Blockley is a lovely village, not known to many. It is about 15 miles from Stratford upon Avon, half an hour from Cheltenham Races and shopping, and about 30 miles from Oxford. Good food is available in the village or in any of the villages nearby. Mill Dene is on the Heart of England Way, one of many lovely walks, and is near the Cotswold Way."

 

www.milldenegarden.co.uk/

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Taken on May 22, 2007