It was a glorious Sunday, so we set off again to a village not far away from where we live where there were more Open Gardens. Chris is very long suffering with my garden visit wishes but he said he'd really enjoyed it, so that was good. As always, there were lots of different sizes and style of gardens to see. The vegetable plot in the photo above was beautifully tended and the summer house looked very comfortable - perfect for a G & T, I thought!
The next garden had the most beautiful clematis over the gate...
...and some beautiful delphiniums jostling with the other plants in this tightly packed space.
This small garden could only be glimpsed through the window in the shrub - it was one of five gardens opened in a row of terrace houses. The owner of one of these gardens was so welcoming and her garden was full of souvenirs, seating areas and masses of plants in containers and in the borders.
I liked this colour combination in one of the little gardens - reds and pinks - very vibrant.
The forge in the village is owned by the Council and is run by volunteers. They were just firing up the furnace and showing how to make a horseshoe when we arrived.
One of the gardens had a formal garden in front of the house with pebble swirl mosaics which Chris really liked.
I liked the look of this seating area with pink and white roses and pink and white pelargoniums.
The same garden also had a wonderful display of hydrangeas at the entrance. My favourite garden will feature in part two...