Thursday, 17 June 2010

Mottisfont Abbey

This post comes with a health warning!
Gasps of awe may occur throughout,
so proceed with caution!!












Breath taking or what??
This is the walled rose garden at Mottisfont Abbey, near Romsey in Hampshire.
They have over 350 roses, imagine if you can the heady perfume they create!
Now is the time to go, however it was very busy, try and go for later in the day,
as for the next two weeks they open until 8pm.
Plants that grew amongst the roses were:
geraniums
campanulas
alliums
dianthus
foxtail lilys
penstemen
peonies
iris
erigiums
nepeta
All edged by box and lavender.
Heavenly!!
There is also the house itself which has a whole room painted by Whistler which is beautiful and lovely grounds including a river walk with rainbow trout and ducklings!!!

It was a lovely perfect day to celebrate my Dads birthday.
So here he is in his veg patch using his present,
a wolf adaptable tool,
which he is very chuffed with indeed!

8 comments:

Jackie said...

Wow, wow, wow and wow! Those gardens are just amazing - thank you so much for sharing as it is too far from me to visit!

Happy Birthday to your Dad - his runner beans look wonderful!

Sal said...

Mottisfont is beautiful. The River Test has to be one of my favourite rivers ever!
I prefer Hampshire rivers to Devon rivers!
Truly gorgeous,fabulous photos!!
Luverley! ;-)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Beautiful!!!
Vivienne x

dosierosie said...

I adore walled gardens and that one is stunning.Great photos.
Gillx

Diane said...

I NEED borders like that - how GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! xxxxxx

Simone said...

It looks like a lovely place to visit. I do love a walled garden! Your Dad looks very productive with his new garden implement!!!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Daddy Fete!
Haven't been to MA for years, looks just BEAUTIFUL.
Hope your hands are ok.
Lisa x

Lisa said...

I think I'd be able to make some bunting, I'd like to give it a try, I just need to gather some fabric. Trouble with me is I want it now as I'm so imaptient and went for the plastic as a stop gap. I've actually picked up the crchet hook and given it a go again a couple of times this past week! I'm trying to be more productive with my time.
Lisa x