Cheers From England ~ #4

On this Monday after our second English Breakfast that we made for ourselves at the cottage we would venture out to two gardens right next to each other. Before I move on to the gardens here’s a collage of our breakfast time with some visitors that came to our door begging when they caught wind of the sausages cooking.

2014-07-07 VisitorsWe were warned by the owners of the property that their dogs would try to get us to feed them and they told us not to give in. The dogs  looked so hopeful.

The first garden to visited was Hidcote Garden. It is a National Trust Property. We aren’t here in prime garden time having missed the roses being in their glory but we still enjoyed a lot of color at the gardens.

Day 4 Gardens 012I will need to devote a few posts in the future to these lovely gardens we visited but for now I’ll only leave you with a couple snapshots.

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The second Garden we visited was the Kiftsgate Court and Garden which was across the way from Hidcote.

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Day 4 Gardens 112We got a fair amount of walking and climbing up and down trails today.

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This evening we have dinner reservations at the Ebrington Arms and while we have been relaxing in the cottage this afternoon a thunderstorm has passed over us with quite a downpour. We are hoping it moves on because we do not relish the idea of driving country lanes in a downpour!


About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Cheers From England ~ #4

  1. English Gardens are renowned for their beauty. Hidcote is one that I’ve read about. That English breakfast looks like it would take you well throughout the day. I hope you stayed dry and cozy.

  2. I am so intrigued that my soft pink small roses are blooming just like those… imagine that. My English roses are all finished now until August when they get their second bloom. I checked your weather earlier and saw that there was rain… we live in a world where we can stay so connected. =)

    • Elizabeth, I was wondering about lavender, too. We saw very little lavender at Hidcote this time around. At home the bushes I bought for my yard were labeled Hidcote Lavender. The Kiftsgate climber at the garden was huge and they mentioned it was 70 years old.

  3. …and I expect to see your scrumptious evening meal. The gardens are beautiful and I look forward to seeing more photos of them. It’s kind of like visiting Barbara at Ramblings from an English Garden.

  4. I’d have had a hard time ignoring those beggars at the door!
    Looks like you’re having a glorious time…and getting some exercise to boot! Hope the rain held off while you went to dinner.

  5. Nice to see you walking and exploring through these parks. So much to see. I love your friendly neighbors. We saw many of those also.

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