Hardy Plant Weekend: Southard garden
July 4, 2016 by Tangly Cottage
Friday, 24 June 2016
Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend
Garden 7: Southard Garden
On this one, I used the owners’ surname because he had a business card out.
at the front entrance
I had to find some creative routes around this garden to avoid railing-less stairs. I think I found enough alternate routes that I did see most of the garden.
overlooking some stairs (lower left)
doggie in the window (Allan’s photo)
I did not achieve that lowest level.
white on white
roses spilling over
boxwood enhancing greenery
a large greenhouse
with a chandelier inside
and a seating area inside and also out the other door
and a swing set outside
more lower level that I did not visit
Slices of freshly made pizza were served to garden guests, a kind and generous and welcome meal.
outdoor pizza oven
delicious wood fired pizza; Thank you!
wide path down a slope; I could have managed that and I wish I had made the effort. Anxiety re seeing 9 gardens in one day was giving me time pressure.
Allan made it down to the lower level and a stone arch that I asked him to view close up.
I would like one of these!
kitchen garden, lower level, Allan’s photo
lower level, Allan’s photo
Allan also found the work area, which is something that my friend Sheila and I always liked to look for on a garden tour.
pots galore and an old wheelbarrow (Allan’s photo)
returning to the gardens around the house
A garden guest is signing the guest book.
I would like a bubbler like this, please.
sit spot with guest book (in which I thanked the hosts for the pizza)
By now, it was 1:30 and we only had two more gardens to see, so I realized we no longer had to feel rushed. It would be good to be done a little early as we still had to check into our hotel and find some dinner before the evening event.
Next: My favourite of all the 25 gardens we saw on our long weekend.