Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Wordless Wednesday from Great Dixter


Blogger patientgardener said...

Thanks for sharing, Gt Dixter is on my wish list of gardens to visit. I have Brazen Hussey and its very pretty

2:25 AM  
Blogger Gilly in Ari├Ęge said...

They are lovely photographs and so evocative of springtime. I don't remember any topiary, perhaps it is new, it's very well done. Does it still feel like Christo's garden or us it changing?
Is this a new blog? I had been thinking of setting up a seperate one for photos, it works better that way, I think.

3:04 AM  
Blogger Simian said...

PG - Brazen Hussy - is that what it's called ? It's either been extensively planted or is a prolific self seeder. Either way the contrast in colour between flower & foliage is quite superb.

Gilly - I guess the topiary has been at Gt. Dixter for a goodly while. There is a mix of formal shapes and rather surreal creatures (peacocks & squirrels). As for changing the garden, one of Christo's most contraversial changes was to replace Lutyens's formal rose garden with the exotic jungle. Aside from this the skeleton of the garden is still largely as Lutyen's designed it. Sadly the "jungle" garden needs few more months of decent weather for it to be seen at its best

3:23 AM  

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