The Other Hampton Court – Part 2

Back to the Hampton Court Garden – not the one in London but the one in north Herefordshire.

The structure designed into the gardens here entices us to move on, to follow paths, to enter gateways, to sit and rest and to look at views.

Within the design plants sit  comfortable and happy in their surroundings.

This wonderful garden is also about fun, that essential element that acts as the vehicle for children to become involved with gardens and gardening.

Not just children though – adults need fun in the garden too, especially Jude, the Undergardener.

Sculpture is an important feature of Hampton Court and is enjoyed by all ages. This piece features stained glass within a wooden obelisk,

Within the orchard this sculpture of a hare in its rusty finish attracts everyone for its beauty and charm.

We shall leave Hampton Court in the orchard a collection of heritage fruit trees and meadows, and with a wander around the potager.

And a piece of unintentional outdoor sculpture.

About greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.
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9 Responses to The Other Hampton Court – Part 2

  1. PJ Girl says:

    Stunning! This looks like my dream garden so I really must pay a visit next year. The hare is a great addition too.

  2. Judy says:

    I’ve never seen a boxwood I didn’t think was beautiful so these photos are great. But, I really enjoyed that fence art – fascinating.

  3. These images are a nice set from your visit. The fifth won reminds of my passion for collecting materials such as honeysuckle and grapevines to make baskets, trellises and sculptures in both contemporary and traditional techniques.

    • I like the sound of your creations. Have you ever posted photos of them on your blog?

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      • No, I’ve never posted them. I do have posts about natural materials as inspiration for art and creativity. Andy Goldsworthy is currently the most well-known land artist and innovator with raw materials that he uses to honor nature and not interfere with her. But you probably know about your fellow Brit. Hopefully, you’ve also read about me through my blog. By the way, I’ll be doing my next post about the nomination, and tried to find your first name. Do you mind letting me know? Thanks.

  4. Love the photo of the wee one and the hare! Aww, Margie

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