Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cothay Manor Gardens

With spring now here in DC, I am reminded of a delightful garden visit last year. Cothay Manor, hidden in rural Somerset, England, dates to the 15th Cen. The 12 acres of gardens are divided into seven rooms by a central yew walk (hedges). Each enclosed garden room features a different theme: bishop’s room, cherry garden, unicorn walk, etc. This is one of the reasons I fell in love with Cothay. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, I was able to enjoy, on an intimate scale, each “themed” room.  












     

13 comments:

  1. Lucky you! Seriously, that looks like a slice of heaven. I especially love the lavender. I planted it for the first time last spring. Love!

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  2. That is just my dream garden- how charming! Love the old stonework too.

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  3. Glorious gardens! What a treat to visit such a lovely place. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us.

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  4. This is amazing! I am so glad you gave me your link! I have adored your postings on Pinterest. I just started blogging too:-) I love where you live. I used to work at the National Gallery of Art and lived in the District. I used to love playing softball on the mall! Your antiques are so well edited! I look forward to many more posts! Best, Kathleen

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  5. Wow! Such beautiful lush gardens.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  6. Hi Loi! I'm so glad you started blogging, can't wait to see more. Beautiful gardens but I'm really in love with the stonework in the actual house. When it comes to gardens, I don't know if I could be creative enough to come up with themes but I sure enjoy someone's handiwork! -Ann

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  7. Lo...I have been in Italy without internet access. So glad I could view your beautiful blog....love, love, love all your garden inspiration...I am pinning away on pinterest!!

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  8. Greetings Loi! These images are incredible. This is not a garden I have ever visited, but I’m keen to see it now! That stream of nepeta is superb.

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  9. Ahh!! Take me away. This place is a dream!

    I've just found your beautiful blog and am so happy I did!

    Your newest follower,
    Keri

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  10. Came over from Kifus' blog, and she is quite right! Love your style Loi! Looking forward to seeing many more beautiful posts!

    Sabrina

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  11. You go to the coolest places! The image looking down the tree lined path with the urn in the middle...so beautiful.
    Monica

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  12. This looks lovely. I'll have to put it on my place of must visits.

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