We always enjoy reading plaques in gardens when they contain words of wisdom. There are so many plaques around aimed at gardeners that are simply too twee and really of no use in the garden.
I thought you may like to see the few we have displayed throughout our patch.
First off is this simple phrase. If “Life’s Good in the Garden” is not true in your patch then you are probably due a rethink!
This next plaque was bought from Prince Charles’ garden when we visited last week. It is certainly true of his garden at Highgrove and we hope our garden at Avocet is also “a garden which delights the eye warms the heart and feeds the soul”.
This larger plaque was discovered in the shop of a National Trust garden we recently visited and we both warmed to it. We love its sentiment, “A garden is a friend you can visit anytime.” We love the idea of our garden being a friend and we visit it every day.
The final plaque is a terracotta piece created by my brother Derrick and I believe the text is from an Indian philosopher. “If you would be happy for a week take a wife. If you would be happy for a month kill your pig. If you would be happy forever plant a garden.”
I definitely agree with the the third idea but definitely not the first two!