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Beth Chatto Garden Visit Part 2.....The Dry Garden And More


I took so many photos last Saturday at this wonderful garden, that I needed two blogs to fit them all in.
I’ll start with the dry garden which can be wandered around without the need to pay an entry fee.It is in front of the cafe/gift shop/nursery and garden entry point.
We were very lucky, also, to use our Gardeners World 2 for 1 entry card (issued each April..or is it May with the magazine) and so entry cost us only £7 for the two of us.

The stunning Calafornian Tree Poppy (Romneya Coulteri)

And now a few of other parts of the garden that I couldnt fit on the 1st blog.

Two little boys ran excitedly past us and had to show us what they’d found. A Beetle of some description… of the boys seemed convinced the Beetle had l;ost his head, but I dont think so..ha ha.How exciting to be so young and everything to be so new!!!


Unfortunately, it was a dull day(with a couple of short spells when the sun tried to peer through the cloud) so the light isnt great for the photos. I hope I havent duplicated more than one or two pics in the two blogs.I had a system but…..I’m not the most organised.
hopefully, you enjoyed the picturers freom the lovely, intimate garden.(Well, thats the feel it has to me)
Happy gardening


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Thanks for sharing lovely photos.

7 Oct, 2015


Thank you for taking us around this well known garden. It looks like you come across little glades of interest, or as you say, intimate. Are the pink flowers in the first picture, Crinums? Tried to read the label.

7 Oct, 2015


A grand day out! Every year I mean to buy some autumn crocus and haven't got round to it yet...
Overcast days can make for better photos sometimes - nothing wrong with these!

7 Oct, 2015


Thanks all.....
Autumn Crocus/Colchiums always make p me laugh Stera when our boys were young and my father in law(their nutty grandad) said to them....."come out and see the naked ladies at the back of the garden" ha ha...a reference to the common name, of course.The boys were a little taken aback at the sight of flowers!
Do you know Siris......I really can't remember them.I've only noticed them in this photo.Not sure what they are.The flower stems are very all but the leaves look like crinums(similar to Agapanthus leaves).I think the label is for the Sedums in front of them.
Thank you for looking Peter.

8 Oct, 2015


Lol Paul!

8 Oct, 2015


Paul, what an amazing garden this is! I did enjoy wandering around, perhaps we'll get there one day, although it's some way from here for a day trip!

9 Oct, 2015


Probably over 100 miles. Worth the trip though Shirley.

9 Oct, 2015



9 Oct, 2015


It really is of my favourites and, so close to me!

9 Oct, 2015


One day, Paul, one day ... :o)

9 Oct, 2015


It looks a great day out where abouts is it

11 Oct, 2015


Its in Elmstead market, Essex Jackie. Near the A120 . A bit far for you, I should think.
I did another blog a few days before this one with more photos.It really is a smashing garden.

12 Oct, 2015

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