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Are you sitting comfortably? Part 3 in this very occasional series.

So back again with another set of photographs showing the latest batch of garden seats I have enjoyed finding and sitting on. I have tried them all out purely in the name of research not because I am a weary garden visitor! And of course Jude the Undergardener has checked them all too. You will see in the one photo that she particularly likes trying out seats in gardens where tea and cakes are available! The first group of seats, including the one in the tea garden are high up in the Welsh hills in the NGS garden at Bryn Lidiart.

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In our neighbouring county of Herefordshire the gardens at Bryan’s Ground the home of the best gardening journal, Hortus, there are seats aplenty. Around the arboretum the seats give plenty of opportunities to take in the calm, restful atmosphere.

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Others dotted around the various garden compartments afford the visitor secluded viewing places.

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But we would have been in for some surprises if we had tried to sit on this collection!

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The final photo from this interesting Herefordshire garden is taken from a seat rather than of one. In the cafe area here you can enjoy tea and home made cakes while browsing through back issues of Hortus. Luxury!

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I shall conclude this the third in my very occasional series on garden seating with a very varied selection from other gardens we have visited this year.

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Who knows what part four will bring and who knows how long it will be in coming.


By 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.

3 replies on “Are you sitting comfortably? Part 3 in this very occasional series.”

Could there ever be too many seats in the world? Think of those Greek men [where are the women?] sitting in the shade of a tree in their village square. I think it a shame that so many old people sit alone at home. Let’s start a campaign for seats on every corner where us retired people, even women, can sit and watch the world go by while complaining about the young of today! It would save the health service millions.

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