I believe in fairy tales; magical places where dreams still come true. Of Princesses, Camelot, Knights in shining armor and Mr. Darcy's, England is that place for me
I get lost in thought, wander down unknown paths, turn into a 'peeping tom' (what design lies beyond?). My imagination is on fire, inspiration floods in, and where i find a sense of place.
Care to join me in an England recap? This is a long one.......take a tea, maybe a glass of wine. This is my love story with a place. This happy ending could also be yours.
Castles......thatched cottages.........medieval ruins...........and the fanciful....and do not forget the doors!
Heading deep within where ancient oaks wear green velvet slippers
A matching velvet dress
I always feel safe, the woods are so soft, silent and welcoming
Their habitat is clean, fresh, and tidy. I caught this one cleaning up
Running streams, the churning warns you well in advance
Lichens in mustard, gray, rust and green tones are an indicator of a healthy environment, did you know that? Found in the English countryside, these tender plants will not grow in areas with pollution.
Simple gatherings can make for an informal Spring display
Let's go visiting, these private gardens
A nation of dogs with a fondness of naming their homes and cottages, LOVED this name
An approach to Lord and Lady Digby's home. The Digby's have opened their grounds to the public, intimate trails, broad reaching views, a profusion of water features, surprises at all turns
Does this not remind you of a scene in Pride and Prejudice where Mr. Darcy comes up from behind?
Angela is the one that inspired me and taught me so much about plants, design and in particular creating an eco-system without your garden to eliminate the need of chemicals. My career path as a garden designer began with the lessons learned from her.
UK = relax US = take advantage of
The current issue of 'English Gardens' magazine presents Mr. Pott's idyllic garden
Together we are finalizing the details for a memorable journey of garden inspiration, antiquing, floral design, garden design, furniture design origins, creative meals with optional sessions in photography, massage, healing and much more.
Our accommodations are a dream, 17th c. barn recently converted by author/owner Annie Coultas.
As your driver, don't worry, having conducted 15+ English tours, you will be in great hands. With a maximum of twelve, don't wait too long!