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CRISTINA`s NGS garden day,

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The weather was very kind and we took ourselves off for a look around Cristina`s garden ~ it was a trip of 78/80miles but very much worth the effort.
It was lovely meeting a fellow goy member, thats Cristina on the left,

We made our way thru the side gate entrance

and followed the pathway round to the right,

Taking in the sight of a lovely Magnolia`Susan`

You can also see it in this shot by the side of the waterfall and pond.

I think OH was admiring a lovely little treasure chest filled with succulents

Next we come to the steps leading up to the woodland walkway,

and continue across

where we can look down onto a secluded seating area

Here we have a further couple of sitting areas the raised deck

and the lower deck.

a lovely wishing well

can be seen in front of the back door of the cottage, you can see here a rose `warm welcome` reaching up to the skies at the side of the arch.

I`m so glad we had the opportunity of wondering round Cristina`s garden she has so much lovely planting and her OH Mike has done a lovely job on the waterfall and pond and all the other hardscaping.
We stayed at a farmhouse about 3miles away for a couple of nights and Cris and Mike met us for a meal and a chat, we felt as if we had known them forever.
I hope you enjoy sharing with us these few photos.

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What a treat. I do love Cristina's garden. Pleased to read you had a lovely time Stroller.
Your pictures show the garden well.

19 Jun, 2013

 

Thanks Scottish, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

19 Jun, 2013

 

What an interesting garden design - so many little hidden places. its great to meet other goyers - glad you had a good one!

19 Jun, 2013

 

A real Plantaholic's Garden. Lovely !

19 Jun, 2013

 

Hi phyll..u captuered some gud pics there .. Love the one of us lol ... Wot do i look like in that big woolie lol ... Was the same for us ,felt like we known u both for ever.. Hope to do it all again ... All the roses are out now ... Urgggh haha ..so u best get back to see em lol .. Ill put some pics up soon too. Hope u had a gud trip home . Xxxxxx

20 Jun, 2013

 

Thanks for showing us Cristina's garden Stroller, I really enjoyed that. I agree it is lovely meeting fellow GoYers, we are all on the same 'wavelength' !

20 Jun, 2013

 

Lovely garden. Great idea to meet and socialize with other G.O.Y members. I hope one day some members will take the initiative to organise group meetings.

20 Jun, 2013

 

Thank you so much for sharing Stroller. I love the style of Christina's garden, wish I could see it with my very own eyes. But these pictures have given me a good idea what I am missing. Many thanks, and well done Christian and hobby! Xxx

Oh Christina! I have finally bought myself a 'Paul's Himalayan' rose, can't wait to see it in it's full glory, I have it growing against a eucalyptus tree, hopefully to grow across to reach another one. Then to hang down...:)))

20 Jun, 2013

 

Thanks, Stroller for showing the photos of Cristina's wonderful garden. Well done to Cris and Mike. :o)

20 Jun, 2013

 

A lovely day out for you,Stroller,and nice to see you and Cristina together..:o)A wonderful garden,and so many different areas to catch your eye..a credit to all their hard work :o)

20 Jun, 2013

 

Chris has a wonderful garden, although I have only seen it on here. I'm pleased you were able to go to the open day, and glad you enjoyed it :o)

20 Jun, 2013

 

What a lovely garden and lovely cottage. Costas idea sounds great. We could have a coach taking us around GOY gardens and Yellow Book gardens in different parts of UK. Perhaps staying overnight at a lovely B&B. Now who can we get to organise it?:-)))

20 Jun, 2013

 

What a gorgeous garden. Love the idea of a coach trip round GoY gardens!

20 Jun, 2013

 

Yes i wud love that took .. Who's takeing the job on ... Xx

21 Jun, 2013

 

Thanks for sharing, Stroller. I had hoped to get there but had all the family home for my birthday and Fathers Day ( same day) and it just wasn't possible in the end. Maybe one day...

22 Jun, 2013

 

Tue ... We are open again in aug. 17 18th sat and Sunday again .. Do try and come be lovely to see you .. Hope the wethers good again ... X

23 Jun, 2013

 

So pleased you enoyed your trip to meet Christina and see her beautiful garden, thanks for taking us on the tour, lots of lovely features and interest well worth the journey and you now have a new gardening friend too ;0))

23 Jun, 2013

 

Hi Carole, are you volunteering to be GOY Garden Tours organiser??? See above, we'd all be very grateful:-))

23 Jun, 2013

 

If only BA ,I love the title but dont think I have the time or energy at the moment, maybe one of the younger members of Goy would take up the challenge ;0))

23 Jun, 2013

 

Haha ooo fo on .. Be lovely xx😵

2 Jul, 2013

 

I will come on the tour, if you are prepared to come up and collect me!

22 Aug, 2013

 

oops! forgot to say, what a smashing tour of Cristina's lovely garden. ITs great to see a fresh perspective on one of our members' patch!

22 Aug, 2013

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