Wednesday, 5 July 2017



Thanks for breezing by!

We chose another garden from the National Garden Scheme booklet and headed for Dunsborough Park in Ripley on a hot afternoon, all in the name of charity.

The renovated garden was planted in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Divided into rooms, there are plenty of openings in the hedges enticing you in to see what's in the next room.  In April, there are thousands of tulips to admire.

The bees were going bonkers buzzing everywhere in the Rose walk.

Plenty of space for this lily pond and water feature.

The pi├Ęce de resistance was the pond with a myriad of paths winding through the planting.

The pond were covered in algae but looked so impressive with the folly on the bridge looking down.

Perhaps you might like a garden like this.  It's 108 acres though, you'd need to be keen and have some help.  It's on the market at the moment for  £17 million.  Let's hope the new owners keep opening the garden to the public and plant all those tulips.

Ripley itself is a charming village, 25 miles from London.

Did I mention we had a cup of tea and a cake?  I don't really need to, do I!



  1. What a lovely garden, looks like a great day for a visit too!

    1. It was a beautiful garden but would have looked even better with all the tulips out.