Friday, 6 August 2021

The Southover Grange Gardens Lewes

 Hello

Thanks for popping in.

Any visit to Lewes should include a trip to Southover Grange Gardens, especially in July when the wildflowers are out.  This 16th Century garden once belonged to William Newton and Diarist John Evelyn and has a wonderful collection of mature trees including a huge mulberry and an Indian bean tree, a knot garden, formal gardens and the Winterbourne Stream, which runs through the garden when the rain has filled it up.  I leave you to enjoy the photos.





Next to the garden is Lewes Registry Office, think of those beautiful wedding photos, a small refreshment kiosk, which included a delicious rhubarb and custard ice cream, and the Sussex Guild Shop and Gallery, full of wonderfully hand crafted items.



The garden has a number of sculptures too.



The formal borders looked a treat.  It must be wonderful to see the changes throughout the year.



The Indian bean tree was in full flower.



This is such a pretty climber.


It was the wildflower borders that were my favourite, can you tell?!











What a splendid place!

Have a great weekend.

Cheerio

8 comments:

  1. Everything looks wonderful especially the wild flower borders. Rhubarb and custard ice cream? What a treat. Great to see the Indian bean tree in flower, I've only ever managed to see them with the long seed pods later in the year:)

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    1. Isn't it wonderful! The ice cream had streaks of rhubarb giving it a nice sharpish twang, such a good combination. Me too, the pods are really impressive, aren't they but no sign of them yet on that tree. 😊

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  2. What a glorious place. I’ve been loving reading about all your different visits in Lewes. It certainly is a place worth visiting. B x

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    1. I'm glad you are enjoying the far too numerous posts but it is such a photogenic place I've ended up with so many photos! x

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  3. I can see why the wildflower borders were your favourite, they're glorious. There looks to be such a lot of interest in the garden.

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    1. You'd love it I'm sure. We'll have to go back again at a different time of year to see what it's like. The whole town seems to be very well looked after.

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  4. Oh my! The wild flower borders are wonderful.
    So nice to see your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Aren't they wonderful! So glad you enjoyed them too.

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