Category Archives: the South

A Week in Cornwall – Part 3 -St Ives

When holidaying in Cornwall in the summer of 2018 we planned to visit St Ives as we had enjoyed it so much when we visited decades ago. We loved the seafront, quayside, the quaint streets full of art galleries some … Continue reading

Posted in sculpture, the seaside, the South, townscapes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Southwold – a seaside town with added flair!

Southwold has been recommended to us as a seaside place worth a visit a few times so when we found ourselves just 20 or so miles away we simply had to go and see what made Southwold so special.   … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, buildings, community gardening, the sea, the seaside, the shore, the South | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Walking the New Forest – part two

We will continue our walk where we left off at the end of part one of “Walking the New Forest”.   We left the old Oak behind crossed a clearing and followed a pathway through Beech trees as we aimed … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, autumn colours, colours, forests, light, light quality, memorials, nature reserves, the South, trees, woodland, woodlands | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

The Gardens of the RHS Part 2 – Sculpture at Wisley

We were in luck when we visited Wisley – a sculpture exhibition was taking place throughout the gardens, with sculptures of all styles positioned with great sensitivity. We didn’t like them all but that is what art is all about. … Continue reading

Posted in garden design, garden photography, gardening, gardens open to the public, Land Art, outdoor sculpture, photography, RHS, the South | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Images of Savill.

Savill Garden is a special places. Wandering around, its paths leads you to surprises, gentle places, sudden views and unexpected delights.

Posted in autumn, autumn colours, garden design, garden photography, gardening, gardens open to the public, ornamental grasses, ornamental trees and shrubs, photography, the South, trees | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Winter Garden at The Savill Garden

For our second post about the Savill Gardens we shall discover the colours, shapes and textures of the Winter Garden. Although planted with winter interest in mind when we explored in the autumn it was full of interest. The third and … Continue reading

Posted in colours, garden design, garden photography, gardening, gardens open to the public, grasses, ornamental trees and shrubs, photography, the South, trees, winter gardens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Savill Garden in October

At last we have got around to visiting the Savill Garden. It was worth waiting for! The new visitor reception is an amazing building, a single storey space under a long, sinuous roof shaped like the tail of a Whale. … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, autumn colours, colours, garden design, garden photography, gardening, gardens open to the public, grasses, hardy perennials, ornamental grasses, ornamental trees and shrubs, photography, the South, trees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Go South 7 – Nymans

This is the last of my “Go South” posts and as promised it features a garden. Well after all those coastal posts in this series it was only a matter of time before we visited a garden. And boy what … Continue reading

Posted in garden design, garden photography, gardening, gardens open to the public, grasses, hardy perennials, National Trust, ornamental trees and shrubs, The National Trust, the South, trees | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

David Nash at Kew Gardens – Part 1

Can you have a better day than this? Outdoor sculpture collection with one of the world’s best exponents – David Nash. The only World Heritage Site that is a garden – Kew. And the best company possible – Jude and our … Continue reading

Posted in garden photography, gardens open to the public, Land Art, outdoor sculpture, photography, the South | Tagged , , , , ,

Go South 6 – Old Hastings

We all have favourite seaside venues, our favourite sandy beach, favourite, fish and chip cafes, favourite harbour etc. If we were asked we would go for the quietest beaches or the oldest, most interesting harbours. A secret beach on Anglesey, … Continue reading

Posted in photography, the sea, the seaside, the South | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments