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.