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Which Garden Would You Love To Work In??

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Having just watched the fascinating ‘The Queen’s Garden’ on ITV presented beautifully, as always, by Alan Titchmarsh, Julie asked me a question.
“Would you like to work in the Queen’s garden?” Well, naturally, I’d love to.But, it got me thinking, which garden would I like, most, to work in? I said that I’d find the Queen’s garden too big and spread out so I wouldn’t be able to get involved very well in all parts of it.
So, I got thinking,which garden of the many I’ve visited, would I like to work in.RHS Hyde Hall is one of my favourites but, again, too large. The lovely Knoll Gardens with it’s wonderful grasses would be great and would give me inspiration for creating my own new garden which I will be embarking on in the coming months.
But, my choice would probably be Beth Chatto’s Essex garden. it really is a fantastic garden and has lots of my favourite plants.and, of course, like RHS Hyde Hall,it has a Dry Garden. But, I love the reservoirs and the planting and trees around them.
I’m sure I could make a case for many others too but most would be too big to be able to enjoy working in all areas of them.
Which garden would you most like to work in? Well, it’s best to get our grey matter working again after the Christmas break. I look forward to reading your choices and reasons.
Happy Gardening

Paul

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I saw the programme too, I particularly loved the garden in spring. I was wondering how often the Queen actually wanders around out there?
My favourite garden to work in! A small one I think!! Wrong answer I bet!

28 Dec, 2014

 

Ha ha...no such thing as a wrong answer.
I suspect that there are areas of the royal garden that HRH has not visited in years!

28 Dec, 2014

 

I saw the program too and I loved it. The garden I most want to work in is mine :o)

28 Dec, 2014

 

Well, yes, but I was looking at it as if we were professional gardeners! I think that's how julie meant it when she asked me!

28 Dec, 2014

 

Either Hidcote or East Ruston Old Vicarage gardens, which both happen to be my two favourites.

28 Dec, 2014

 

I've not visited either, I'm afraid.

28 Dec, 2014

 

Heligan when it was first discovered would be my first choice, seeing a lot of the work taking place as they brought it back to life and being involved must have been fantastic, my first visit was in the first year and much of the garden was still being restored, I've been three times now and the transformation over the years is really something everyone involved must be so proud to have been a part of..
My second choice would be Geoff Hamiltons Barnsdale, I love it there (plus its only 5 miles away from me) when walking around I can hear his voice telling me what to do and can picture him sitting in his little hut, lol.....

29 Dec, 2014

 

My favourite would be the late,Christopher Lloyds garden at Great Dixter..I love,Tatton Park in Cheshire,and Heligan,but they would be far too big for me..As long as I could be amongst so much colour,and so many different aspects of his wonderful garden,on a smaller scale than the others,that would suit me better..
I used to love Geoff Hamilton',Barnsdale ' on TV too,but as yet,I've never visited,so that could be another possibility..

29 Dec, 2014

 

I just love working in other peoples gardens they are so full of delights...my favourite one at the moment is my friend next doors garden. She has some unusual plants and I love to learn from her as I help with the garden.

29 Dec, 2014

 

One smallgarden came to mind reading this blog, its a NT Scotland garden in Kircudbright in Scotland, the house is the home of one of the 'Glasgow Boys' E A Hornel, he travelled widely and loved Japan, his garden behind the house is like small rooms so much to look at and so different but comes together as a whole....NTS have some lovely gardens here benefiting from the gulf stream I think

29 Dec, 2014

 

glad I'm not the only one snoopdog. I can appreciate others gardens and would happily 'steal ideas' but my own is my favourite.

29 Dec, 2014

 

Yes, Bloomer and Lincs I love Heligan but huge as you say.
I think I posted on here Bloomer at my disappointment when I went to Dixter a couple of years ago.Maybe I was expecting too much as I really wanted to go. Also, Went too early in th year for the Tropical Garden (June we went) but I'd love to work in that area. I think the thing that didn't suit me most of all was I didn't feel the long, meadow grass(unmowed) suited the very formal topiary.Just a matter of taste , isn't it, we all like different things! That's very true Snoopdog!!
Sounds lovely, Pam, I don't know of the NT garde in Kircudbright...I like the sound of the small 'rooms' very manageable, I would imagine!
I love working in my own garden too SeaburnG but I was just going into the realms of fantasy prompted by Julie's question!
Yes, we all do it differently to a degree,Sandra....you'd think I'd be sick of other people's gardens, having tended them for over ten years but I still love to see new things and things done differently!

29 Dec, 2014

 

Its Broughton House Kircubright Paul, its a town house, very interesting, especially his painting, you can see the japanese influences,
Thats the suprise really when you go out of the back door , the garden is so lush but something you feel you could do.....if only you had the time and energy.....

29 Dec, 2014

 

Ahhhh, energy..I remember that, Pam...ha ha!

29 Dec, 2014

 

I enjoy visiting other gardens but the only one I would like to work in is my own, because I'm not very good at doing what I'm told.
In my own garden I can please myself what I do and when I do it :o)

The one I like best near here is Aberglasney, ...
and Clyne Gardens are lovely in May when the Azaleas are all in flower :)

29 Dec, 2014

 

Hello All. I would only like to work in my garden too. Its the garden of my dreams and so much to do, I have a bit of everything going on and happy in my own space being my own boss.

29 Dec, 2014

 

I like your snowdrop avatar Hywel. ....

you hav a lovely garden Dawn x

being so open to the elements I think I'd like a walled garden ☺
I'd miss the big skies and the view......but not the northeasterlys!

30 Dec, 2014

 

Awww thanks Pam. I've often thought it would be good working as a gardener but I wouldnt have the same enthusiasm if it wasnt my garden and it would spoil working in your own garden - you can have too much of a good thing.

Yes, I envy gardens with a wall around, so many plants could be grown with protection. It's -8 here this morning brrrr.

30 Dec, 2014

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