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A visit to Dewstow Hidden Gardens and Grottoes


Today I went to the above gardens with my floral group. This is a site near the Severn Bridge in Monmouthshire. It consists of some interesting water gardens and some grottoes which have been recently restored over the last few years, having been buried during the last war.

We started from the lawns

through the paths

past the peonies

We passed a dry area with wonderful alliums

We met a family of ducks on the duckpond

and a yucca in bud

and a beautiful bluish green hosta

we saw a pieris with dark red leaves

a fern with a double fringe

The grottoes are fascinating, filled with unusual ferns.

pretty fountains

and a lovely fuchsia

This is well worth a visit – for children too! Details on the internet.

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That looks a fabulous place, your photo`s are lovely, thankyou for sharing your trip.........

8 Jun, 2010


Lovely place thanks for the pics

9 Jun, 2010


I enjoyed your photo's of this lovely garden,and especially the Pieris.I haven't seen this variety before,do you know its name? The water fountain area is lovely too...

9 Jun, 2010


Looks a smashing placeto visit....that hosta is something else!!....loving pics....thanks for the tour!!

9 Jun, 2010


What a smashing place to visit, I loved the photos and the Hosta is stunning. :o)

9 Jun, 2010


What a great days outing ,The photos are lovely .

14 Jun, 2010


glad you liked the mini trip - Bloomer, I will try to find out the name of the pieris

We were lucky with the weather, methinks!

14 Jun, 2010

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