Here are some more photos of my visit to Barnsdale Gardens. I wouldn't want you to get the wrong idea - the gardens didn't all look perfect and there were areas which needed weeding, plants which needed cutting back and some places which looked unkempt. However, these areas made me feel as though the gardens were real, not show gardens, but changing and growing gardens. (Of course, I am a little protective about them, as I really enjoy visiting, but if you visited, I wouldn't want you to be disappointed!) The photo above is of the Japanese Garden which is not one I usually linger at (not enough flowers), but I can appreciated the meditative qualities it has. I did think the art work really complemented the garden as it used the same colours and was painted in really thick paint, with whirls and swirls which reminded me of a Van Gogh sky.
As you can tell, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and will not leave it another two and a half years before I go again!