Barnsdale Gardens, which belonged to the late Geoff Hamilton and are run today by his son, Nick. I used to be a frequent visitor to the gardens, but hadn't visited for two and a half years! I took a mass of photos, but will split them up into a couple of posts, so I hope they will be enjoyable to look through. The garden above and following was created by Dan Pearson (something I didn't know), who is now known for his prairie style of planting. This one shows a productive garden with a mini-maze, and the most beautiful rose 'Crimson Showers', entreating the visitor to enter.
Barnsdale Gardens are made up of lots of small gardens or areas, showing many different styles of garden design. Geoff Hamilton built several of them for television series, such as the Cottage Gardens and Paradise Gardens. I always take a few ideas away with me from all the different areas.
More from my visit in the next post.