We have been away for the weekend visiting our son and dil. We were taken out on the Saturday, not to visit a garden as such, but I couldn’t resist peeking over the walls to see what sort of planting lay hidden.
It will probably be obvious to all in the UK where we went and maybe to some of the rest of you. It would be a bit tricky trying to weed this part.
I wonder if anyone actually ever sits on the bench?
Lovely pool with restrained planting, the armillary sphere is pretty good too, I wonder if that is real gold!
It would be so nice to sit there as long as there weren’t any tourists around with their cameras and phones!
My nose led me to the beautifully perfumed honeysuckle that is growing up and over the wall.
I would think someone would have to absail down to do the weeding here, but I’m sure she doesn’t do it herself! I recognise some of the planting near the bottom…..
Zantedeschia aethiopica just like mine, but she has more flowers on hers, ferns and hostas, just like mine, Meconopsis cambrica, again, just like mine and in the front , it looks like Miscanthus sinensis variegata, just like mine, has someone been copying my planting or have I copied theirs?!
Beautiful planting all the way up on the inside of the wall.
A bit closer to see some detail, it must be nice and sheltered in here, the plants must really enjoy their micro climate.
I’m sure by now you have guessed that this is Windsor Castle and I’m sure if any absailing is done, then it isn’t the Queen who has to do it! It is a long time since I visited the Castle, the last time I took a coachload of my woodcarving students, after the dreadful fire which destroyed quite a bit of it. We went to see the restoration work and I have no idea if the garden existed then as I was too busy shepherding my students around and trying hard not to lose any of them, no they weren’t children, they were adults but they still kept wandering off! All the restoration carving is looking very good, I feel that it is wonderful that we still have craftsmen and women who can carve and restore what was first carved many hundreds of years ago, the only way you could tell the new carving from the old was by the colour of the wood. It was a really good day out!