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Hall Farm garden visit in August 2015

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This garden is the best cottage garden I’ve seen up to date. It’s owned and maintained by Pam Tatum and her husband. There used to be a plant nursery at the side of the house until 2011 when it closed but the house gardens were always open for the public to wonder around on their visit to the nursery. The gardens are open all year round still and are well worth a visit. All around the gardens you will find a lot of brilliant wrought iron work made in a blacksmiths workshop in the grounds and there is also a stone mason at work next door. He makes some fascinating pieces. You are welcome, and invited to visit them too. I think a visit to this garden is a must visit if you are ever in the Lincolnshire area.They have transformed the shop and nursery areas into further gardens and it’s looking amazing.
We parked at the side of the house in a sizable area for parking. As we arrived Pam was busy weeding the entrance gravel.
The photo’s don’t do the beautiful gardens justice…I’m sorry it’s such a long blog but I took so many photo’s, when I came to choose some I found it so difficult to choose.

We entered through the side entrance and walked through the pergola to the parterre.

T was especially interested in the wrought iron trellis, gates and artwork in and around the gardens.


Through the arch and towards the pond..


Isn’t the metalwork Octopus great?..

There are so many different areas to explore..

I bet this path took some doing..it’s lovely..

…can you spot the dragonfly?..

Fancy a game of chess?…


Phew, I hope you made it to the end…lol

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Made it to the end but I think that I'll go around a few more times, wonderful!

7 Aug, 2015

 

My favorite piece it that owl - it so dramatic. Overall a wonderful tour full of unexpected surprises. I also love the metal and stonework and how it's artistically integrated throughout. I enjoyed the blog.

8 Aug, 2015

 

What a fascinating place with so much detail in every corner. I love the different paving that has been used and the thought and planning that has gone into it.

It must have been such a wonderful visit for you, thanks for showing it to us.

x

8 Aug, 2015

 

I've put this blog on to my favourites. Its choc full of inspiration! Thanks so much for including all the pics! Must have taken you ages. The pebble path and the leaf water feature, along with the gate are really stunning. As for the planting...well, I can see where much of Oliveoil's inspiration has come from. It really does look like a fascinating place to visit! Next time Mum!

8 Aug, 2015

 

Don't apologise for such a lovely blog! No wonder you found it hard to choose which photos to include. What a wonderful garden.

8 Aug, 2015

 

I can see why you took lots of pics, there is something interesting round every turn!
What an interesting blog, masses to see & lovely plantings. I, too, loved the owl, leaf & hand n hose water features. The wrought ironwork is also nicely incorporated.
Must be a heck of a lot of work to maintain!

8 Aug, 2015

 

We used to visit the nursery regularly and when it closed I really missed it.
Pam is an excellent plants woman .
The local Flower Lovers were invited in the evenings.Happy days. I will have to pay a visit soon.
Marjorie

8 Aug, 2015

 

Oh that's added to my places to visit list, it looks very interesting, must take ages to wander around especially if like you one has a camera, thankyou H'bird ...

8 Aug, 2015

 

Thanks so much for inviting us to see this amazing garden with lovely quirky touches . . . added to favourites :))

8 Aug, 2015

 

I wish we had known about it sooner. It's fired my enthusiasm for my garden and I want to widen my borders and plant in larger groups of plants. I'll just have to keep doing the lottery though I suppose...lol. We only found it when T searched the web for nearby open gardens and found gardens in Lincolnshire. It's about 45 minutes from home and near to where T's grandfather lived and worked. We carried on to Doddington Hall but found the gardens there to be a huge disappointment after the utter pleasure of being in the Hall farm garden. I would love to go in the spring too. T spoke to the blacksmith and ask if he would mind if he copied his ideas for the trellis and is now planning to make metal trellis and plant supports through the winter months to replace our wooden ones which are coming to the end of their life. He's wishing he'd seen the garden sooner too. We will go again in September all being well.

8 Aug, 2015

 

Thankyou Hb for the tour its a while since I've been to Hall Farm and hadn't seen a lot of the new things that have been done Wow!!, see the nursery has been put to good use, love love the owl I could find a place for him and the octopus too ;-)

8 Aug, 2015

 

No wonder you had trouble deciding what to include! Wonder how they made that amazing path. The metalwork is amazing too, to say nothing of the planting. That clump of yellow hot pokers is stunning. Thank you for the outing!

8 Aug, 2015

 

A beautiful place indeed ! I love the wrought ironwork too.

9 Aug, 2015

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