Tuesday, April 11, 2006

We are away for a few days this week but have had to have a quick dash back for a day...so here's part of the holiday so far - my favourite public gardens, Holehird, the garden of the Lake District Horticultural Society. It is tended by volunteers, and is stunning at any time of year. Flowers at the moment include masses of hellebores, daffodils, cyclamen,and on and on. They hold national collections of Hydrangea, Astilbes and, last but not least, Polystichum ferns.
The garden fades imperceptably but beautifully into the surrounding landscape, and there are formal borders in the walled garden, a woodland walk, a lake, and much more...
I have taken photography students there several times and there is always something to enjoy. A great day out in combination ewith Rydal Water and maybe Dora's Field.
The great thing is there is no set entrance cost (though donations are welcomed) and no coffee shop or the like. Parking is free and one can be assured of peace and quiet even on the busiest lakeland Summer days.
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Blogger Pam said...

Hi Mike, what great pictures of your holiday. I popped down to the allotment this morning as I thought you might be there. I think it looks really great - you are doing really well and it will be super later in the year. Keep up the good work!

Wednesday, 12 April, 2006  
Blogger Mike said...

Thanks Mum for a very encouraging comment!

Wednesday, 12 April, 2006  

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