Monday, 6 September 2010

A new garden (part 2)

Chris and I were both stopped in our tracks by the amazing steely colour of the display of cabbages at The Garden House. They looked really sculptural and beautiful. I could imagine a giant cabbage sculpture on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square - now that would cause some comments!

A close up of the lovely Acidanthera flower which is both elegant and graceful, and which looked wonderful planted en masse at Saxby.

There were views of enticing areas wherever you looked and the eye catcher here, right in the centre of the photo, was a wall sculpture of an Elizabethan man clutching a spade.

There was a circle of orange and yellow dahlias with dark foliage that made an exciting colour contrast.
Just a two minute walk away from all the colour and exuberance of the garden, was St Helen's Church. The current building dates from 1775 and was a chapel and mausoleum for the Earl of Scarborough and family. The building had just had its interior restored when in 2008, there was a earthquake which caused a lot of damage. Luckily, the church has been restored again and the interior is the most calm and tranquil space. It added yet another wonderful memory to our afternoon.

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