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Saturday, 21 June 2014

Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend

Garvey garden

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from the lower entry

from the lower entry

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

At the end of the lawn below the house, tour guests walked around the pool to stairs and a path up the hill.

At the end of the lawn below the house, tour guests walked around the pool to stairs and a path up the hill.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

looking back to the lawn

looking back to the lawn

climbing the steps

climbing the steps

from the hillside path

from the hillside path

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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further up

further up

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo of impressively huge white flowering tree

Allan’s photo of impressively huge white flowering tree

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

a vine against a stucco wall

a vine against a stucco wall

arriving on a plaza at the level of the house

arriving on a plaza at the level of the house

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

garden anchored by silver weeping pear

garden anchored by silver weeping pear

stucco walls by the house

stucco walls by the house

a passageway....

a passageway….

Allan's photo of a Nandina

Allan’s photo of a Nandina

Allan's photo of Nandina ('Plum Passion"?) foliage against the stucco wall

Allan’s photo of Nandina (‘Plum Passion”?) foliage against the stucco wall

leading to an inner courtyard

leading to an inner courtyard

The weather was hot for we beach folk...

The weather was hot for we beach folk…

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

colourful annuals

colourful annuals

in the courtyard

in the courtyard

the porch

the porch with water feature

an arch leading to the back of the house

an arch leading to the back of the house

along the back

along the back

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

 

I do love a purple wall.

I do love a purple wall.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

outdoor fireplace under an arbour lattice

outdoor fireplace under an arbour lattice

a path leading to the other side of the house

a path leading to the other side of the house

Sheila had texted me and said the way down was comprised of steep steps with no railing.  I took a look and…yes indeed.  So I went back to the courtyard and asked the kind owner if there might be a gate to the street.  She clicked a remote control and viola, the big wooden gates opened and I was able to walk down the street and meet Allan and Sheila on the lower lawn.

Meanwhile, Allan continued to tour down the the stairs.

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looking down to the grotto

looking down to the grotto

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Thanks to Allan, we have seen the whole garden!



 

There was one more garden on the east side/Bellevue tour for Saturday: The Northwest Perennial Alliance border at the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

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Unfortunately, we did not have time to see it and still get back to the hotel with a slight turn around time before the evening soirée.  We decided we might be able to see it after touring on Sunday afternoon…and we were simply too tired then, as well.

 

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