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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


Hot  planting

Hemerocallis 'Stafford'

Helianthus salicifolius

Dead tree


Geometric vegetable garden

New plantings in the Arboretum

Echinacea with meadow brown


Helenium Moerheim Beauty

A living archway

Leaf design filled with bulbs or annuals in season


Koi carp



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


Aconites and astrantias in a shady planting

Small flowered clematis and detail of the flowers below




Tetrapanax papyrifer

Ligularias stenocephala and dentata & Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'


Topiary Garden



Possibly Rosa 'Kew Gardens'


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