Tuesday, June 19, 2007

"... in an English country garden" - 17 June 2007

Malvern HillsHaving had the sky washed clean on Saturday, we knew our planned walk on the Malvern Hills would have stunning Views. The undulating ridgeline makes for a wonderful walk with extensive views to both sides. We walked from Wyche Cutting to the British Camp, the remains of an Iron Age Fort.

From here we drove to Bredon for a village walk. This picturesque riverside village also has a Cotswold stone Medieval Barn.


Father's Day was a bad time to try and have lunch at the newly restored NT owned Fleece Inn. After queuing for some time we settled for a drink only.

Hidcote Manor GardenFrom there, it was a short drive to Hidcote Manor Garden. Having seen them in spring and late summer, we wanted to see them during the rose and cottage garden season. As always they were lovely.

KiftsgateBut even better was the neighbouring garden of Kiftsgate. These gardens are built down a hillside with clear views to the Malvern Hills we were walking on earlier.

Snowshill Lavender FarmAs our lavender is looking brilliant at home, we decided to journey home via the Snowshill Lavender Farm. Although early in the lavender season, these were looking great, especially against the now stormy skies.

Snowshill ManorSnowshill village is another lovely Cotswold’s town. We were too late to get into Snowshill Manor, but the garden here was also looking lovely.

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