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HPS Coach trip on 12th July 2017 tracker of the whole trip

Peter's Pictures with more people shots

broughton grange

Tom Stuart Smith was commissioned to re-design the gardens at Broughton Grange as a Millennium project for the owner Stephen Hester

gps of the plant portraits above and tracker below

 

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Wollemi Pine - Wollemia nobilis

The Bothy?

Aeonium 'schwarzkopf'

Mount Etna Broom - Genista aetnensis

Canal

Hot  planting

Hemerocallis 'Stafford'

Helianthus salicifolius

Dead tree

Courgette

Geometric vegetable garden

New plantings in the Arboretum

Echinacea with meadow brown

Echinacea

Helenium Moerheim Beauty

A living archway

Leaf design filled with bulbs or annuals in season

Waterlilies

Koi carp

Canal

Waterfall

Hydrangea quercifolia

Trimming the topiary

Leaf design

Catalpa bignonioides

Indian Bean Tree cut back heavily to produce enormous leaves.   Below with flowers and beans

Pity about the vehicle

Guardians to the entrance to the wood with a nice lad

Wonderful tree house

Broughton Grange

Knot Garden

Echinops ritro

Broughton Grange

 

There was a lot to see and we could have done with more time to see everything.  

 

batsford arboretum 

 

 

We stopped here at Batsford Arboretum for a delicious lunch and a little retail therapy in the garden centre.   I bought a Penstemon 'Garnet' and Peter bought some alpines.

 

bourton house

 

 

Hanging basket

We entered the garden through a magnificent tythe barn

Elecampane, Inula helenium, also called horse-heal or elfdock

Hemerocallis fulva 'Kwanso' with dark red penstemon

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Canna lily

?

Ligularia dentata

Bourton House

Pastel border

Phlox paniculata var possibly 'Franz Schubert'

Dark red penstemon

Agapanthus

Aconites and astrantias in a shady planting

Small flowered clematis and detail of the flowers below

Parterre

Primula

Herons

Tetrapanax papyrifer

Ligularias stenocephala and dentata & Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'

 

Topiary Garden

 

Bothy

Possibly Rosa 'Kew Gardens'

Echeveria

White garden

Tetrapanax papyrifer

Weeping mulberry

Heliotrope Cherry Pie

Melianthus major

Cephalanthera gigantea

We enjoyed tea and cake before going home.

By the time we left, the sun had come around enough to light up the hanging basket.

It was very enjoyable day out