There were some gardens open near Lincoln Cathedral last Sunday, so we made the most of the beautiful weather and went to explore. I was taken with one garden's view of the Cathedral and totally forgot to take any photos of the garden itself.
When this view is across the road, is it any wonder that I was distracted?
The first garden also had a lovely view across to the Cathedral close.
At the next garden, I must admit to feeling a little envious of this view across the city.
One garden had made the most of every space there was and we were very impressed with the array of fruit grown in tubs and boxes, including raspberries, gooseberries, currants and cherries to name but a few.
There were little corners of lovely planting and this red rose caught my eye.
This garden (which was my favourite) had an Italian feel, enhanced by the statues dotted around the garden. Everywhere you looked, there was something else to see. Both of us really liked the pet graveyard area in a quiet and secluded part of the garden. There were gravestones to pets from Victorian times and the current owner had continued the tradition. It was very moving.
We spoke to the owner who said his wife wasn't always keen to see more bits and pieces appear in the garden, but we replied that this gave the garden its character. It was a quirky and beautiful space and I am so pleased that we had the opportunity to see it. I really enjoy looking at other people's gardens and always come away with ideas.