Chelsea Flower Show Tour 2014
May 20th - 28th
 

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May 23rd Visits to

SPECIAL GUIDED VISIT TO the Gardens of Raymond Blanc OBE - Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons - very posh hotel with stunning gardens. The veggie garden is absolutely huge and is used to supply the restaurant. We had the most wonderful cookies and coffee before heading out on our private tour. The in house florist works in a 16th century potting shed. They use the 'Hidcote' lavender for all sorts of things including potpourri and ice cream. There are over 600 heritage trees in the orchards and the idea is to grow them to let people come and take cuttings of them to grow their own. Totally organic and totally inspiring one off visit.

Waterperry Gardens - the gardens were so beautiful to wander through. Many different ones too. Also on site is a great garden center. Afterwards you could walk over to Saint Mary the Virgin Waterperry. A tiny church and very old. Dating back to the 11th century. I loved the old pews stacked with cushions to sit and kneel on and high to keep heat in. The stained glass was incredible...medieval. Make sure you read the photos of the little signs in the church. I also think this is the oldest door knocker I have ever taken a photo of.
 


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