Family visit to Stanborough Lake

Great Dixter

A coach tour by HPS to Merriments  and Great Dixter Gardens 18th June 2016  HOME Wisley Kew Stanborough Croxley

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Showing both Gardens. The journey from St Albans took from 08:45 to 10:30.


Resting on a very dull day

Evening Primrose

A Canal, after Gertrude Jekyll style

The Sunk Garden


Catching up

The bee just left!


Does it itch?

A Peony

I'll just note that name

Linaria "Canon Went"

A Rock Garden

French Visitors

A Bumble Bee on a Hypericum

I've got a tablet for photos!

Shiny black "Aeonium Swartzkopf"

Bird box on a Blue Gum Tree

Blue tit

Flaking bark

"Fairy castle" onion


Lead coffin planter?

Blue tit hiding

Wild flowers in the Meadow Garden

Merriman's Cafe for a good lunch of a very large meat platter and then

off on a short drive to Great Dixter

That way to Great Dixter

Garden Plan

Great Dixter house

The Great Barn and Oast Houses

Common Spotted Orchid

Waist deep

Red Lupins


Berkheya purpurea


The Long Boarder


The rear, a rebuilt Tudor House that was rescued and added by Edwin Lutyens

A picnic lunch

A topiary peacock

"The Hovel"


Inside the Hovel

Inside the Hovel

The Exotic Garden with bananas

The Nursery Shop and

inside where I bought Salvia "Hot Lips" and Mentha Requina

The Coffee Shack (Refreshment Loggia) for an Americano each

The Entrance and Porch

The Lloyd family's boots still left

The White Barn with Loos, small Cinema and Museum

The Solar

The Topiary Lawn (as was)

Oast Houses and Great Barn. The grates for the Oast House were tiny

Through a hedge

Inside the Great Barn

Inside the Great Barn

Inside the Porch

"Ladybird" Poppy