The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

A trip to an NGS garden at Kensington Road Bristol


By Arlene


Today we went along to Bristol for Grenville and Alan’s open day.
A 90 mile drive from Swansea turned much better as the drizzle cleared for our half hour tour of their tiny but packed tour de force.
Alan opened the door for me and we entered the small but beautiful garden…

Grenville was the perfect host providing tea and a chat and all too soon our half hour was up and just as we left the rain started in earnest..

More blog posts by Arlene

Previous post: Wales National Air Show ~ for Jacque

Next post: Bees~how to help!



Pleased the rain held off for you Arlene,lovely photo`s and thanks for sharing your tour with us.......

26 Jul, 2009


They have a lovely garden. It's very strange why Grenville left GoY. He wrote some lovely blogs that I was going to look back on.

26 Jul, 2009


glad you had a good time, it looks a lovely and interesting garden to visit :))

27 Jul, 2009


A lovely looking garden. Glad you enjoyed it Arlene and glad you missed the worst of the rain.

27 Jul, 2009


Well-photographed, Arlene, giving a good impression of the garden. I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit.

27 Jul, 2009


what a lovely garden. i have been woundering why no contact from them. i didn't know they had left goy. its a pity i always enjoyed their photos and blogs.

27 Jul, 2009


Lucky you Arlene , what a lovely day for you , they have a lovely garden .......

27 Jul, 2009


Sorry am late seeing this. I really miss their pics and blogs!

Lucky you, seeing it "in the flesh".

Also, think I recognise that Asiatic lily as "Capuccino" (spelling varies), as we have this and it has begun flowering today!

Many Thanks for sharing your visit! :-)

Many Congrats again, Grenville and Alan, on your amazing garden, if you "pop in" and read this. :-)

8 Aug, 2009


Thanks for this blog, I used to love visiting small gardens they show what is possible in a garden like mine:-)

4 Sep, 2009

Add a comment

Featured on

Recent posts by Arlene

Members who like this blog

  • Gardening with friends since
    22 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    29 Dec, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    13 Jul, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    4 Jul, 2007

  • Gardening with friends since
    26 Jun, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    18 Sep, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    24 Jun, 2007

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Aug, 2009