I visited a stunning garden last week, Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire. It was home to a renowned horticultural college between 1932 and 1971, when a Miss Beatrix Havergal opened a School of Horticulture for ladies.
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’
It’s been developed over the past twenty years and has some fantastic areas in the gardens. My favourite was the famous herbaceous border, it’s sixty metres of pure gorgeousness!
The Herbaceous Border
It was a haven of colour, jewel-like tones popped out at you from every corner. There were delphiniums, alchilleas, phlox, salvias, campanulas, echinacea, heleniums, verbascum. . . I wanted to transfer the border into my own garden at home!
A verbascum, reaching for the sky!
A delicate Nigella damascena
Even though the herbaceous border was the definite highlight there were also some other lovely areas too. The woodland walk was nice and shady on such a blazingly hot summer’s day, the roses in the Mary Rose garden smelt divine.
In the woods
Mary Rose Garden
More herbaceous beds and borders
I loved the small canal with waterlilies floating on the top, somehow even just seeing water on a hot day makes me feel cooler.
It was a fantastic day, a garden I can’t recommend enough to visit. Hope you enjoyed the photos! 🙂