Thursday, 28 April 2011

Hidcote Manor Gardens

Last week Mr C and I had a lovely day out to Hidcote Manor Gardens in the Cotswolds. We have been a number of times before but love to visit at different times of the year. The gardens are always stunningly beautiful whenever you visit, even in pouring rain !

When you go in you pass through this cosy sitting room with faded floral armchairs, old books and this beautiful painting on the wall.

The view from the desk window is wonderful.

The gardens are divided in to 'rooms' with different themes. There are lovely little places to rest and take cover from the rain or sun all around the gardens.

This is the beautiful red border full of red and orange tulips.

An artist was at work renovating the lovely wall paintings in this summerhouse.

There were gorgeous tulips everywhere along with lilacs,magnolias and peonies.

The shades of pink, lilac and the blue merged beautifully. Bluebells were everywhere along with forget-me-nots and coiled ferns.

Every way you turn there is a beautiful view. The white garden was restful and cool.

The peonies were stunning.

Little glimpses of a thatched cottage could be seen through the trees.

The yew hedges and conifers gave wonderful structure.

The ponds will be magnificent once the water lilies are out.

There were a number of stunning old wisterias that scented the air all around them. Every time I visit I am reminded of my lovely grandad as this was his favourite place to visit. Hopefully we won't leave it too long to go back as I would love to see the rose garden in full bloom.


A Blessed Life said...

THankyou for that absolutely lovely blog tour,I loved every moment.

Vintage Sunday said...

Thank you so much for the lovely tour ~ just delightful! Love Brenda

Carol said...

Looks wonderful, would love to visit. I have a book on it by Ethne Clarke, not quite the same though!
Thank you for the beautiful photographs.
Carol xx

Sal said...

It all looks beautiful and just the sort of place I love to visit!

Liz said...

Looks like a lovely day out! Great photographs.

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

Lovely pictures .... that wisteria is gorgeous. Can't believe it's only 3 weeks to the next Northampton V & H .... I'm getting excited already xx

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

just down the road from me, did you go to Kiftsgate garden, across the road, I have always considered it a much nicer garden than Hidcote, if you didnt get there do go next time!
T x

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

gorgeous pics! It looks like a beautiful place to visit. Thanks for displaying my flyer x

MarmaladeRose said...

Wow that Wisteria is spectacular. Lovely post.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh so wonderful! Never been there, would love love love to go so thanks for this lovely tour. The house looks amazing too.
That wisteria is fantastic.
Have a lovely week,

Sarah x

landcuckoo said...

Ooo that looks lovely, what a lovely day out, thanks for the photo tour
Sarah x

The Vintage Knitter said...

I love peonies! Your photos are gorgeous and makes me think that I should bump Hidcote up higher on my 'Places to Go' list, especially as its not too far away for me.

bellaboo said...

What a wonderful place to visit! As we always have Bella with us when we go on our little trips,it's difficult to see these places,but one day we will go there.I love the Cotswolds,we've done lots of walking around there. :0)