|a field we passed on our journeys|
Garden #2 features a lovely treed drive with the garden to the right through a wrought iron arch way. Ponds and/or water features seem to be the common theme amongst the entries for the tour, though the second last garden we visited didn't have a water feature to my recollection. I commented to Kim that perhaps the covered hot tub was theirs? (Lol)
One of my favourite items of the second garden we visited (featured here) was a hardscaping element. Curving around the backside of the pond area is a gorgeous dark retaining wall with lanterns for additional ambiance. Again, the property is surrounded by a mature treescape. This gardener, who I remember as being remarkably tanned, has been gardening on this site for 35 years. She has added statuary and other elements to complement her style.
|the back garden remained fenced off to the public|
|my favourite statuary in this garden|
|love this rock retaining wall|
|even when clematis is finished flowering, it still has a pretty appeal|
|the rustic birdhouse sits elevated above a Virgina creeper|
|Amazed that this dragonfly posed for so long for both Kim and I to photograph. I entered this photo in the London Drugs photo contest on their Facebook page, in case anyone would like to vote for it.|
|the melted candles add to the sculptural beauty of this candle holder|
|you can just make out the path through the arbor|
The majority of the trees of the gardens in this tour have lichen or moss growing on them. I found it quite attractive. The trees, to me, add as much sculptural element to the garden as any other element.