MY FAVORITE GARDEN from my recent trip to England.
WHY………brick walls,out buildings………….and a WEE bit of HISTORY!
SEE the TWIN TOWERS in the distance?
VITA SACKVILLE WEST’s STUDY.
WHO WAS VITA?
AND A WOMAN WHO HAD LOADS OF PASSION FOR A WORN OUT BUILDING.
SHE CREATED the FIRST
ALL WHITE GARDEN.
OFF TO THE TOWERS!
View from the top of the TOWERS!
Bottom floor of the TOWERS.
I DRESSED FOR THE GARDEN!
THE WHITE GARDEN.
The Priest’s House in the distance which YOU can RENT!
One of MY FAVORITES which has never done well for me!
Copper pot found on the GROUNDS.
One of THREE.
This dates back to EARLIER TIMES………MUCH EARLIER TIMES.
This WORKS FOR ME!
SEE the reflection of the tree?
BRICK WORK HAS SUCH STYLE!
MEADOW’S ARE BIG in ENGLAND.
HAROLD was Vita’s husband.
ANY STONE or CONCRETE GARDEN THINGS GET MY ATTENTION.
LOVE THE HEIGHT OF THIS STONE BENCH at SISSINGHURST!
Taller than the NORM!
LOVE HOW THIS IS GROWING IN THE WALL!
OLD STONE SINKS FOUND ON THE PROPERTY ALSO………….HAPPY TO SAY I HAVE ONE OF THESE FOUND ON A SUNDAY WALK in TUSCANY!Tossed at the side of the road for GARBAGE!I never ran so fast in my LIFE to get the ITALIAN and his SISTERS to GO GET IT!!!!!!!!It now HAS A HOME in my MASTER BATH.
A POT WITH AN ACCESSORY!
A RELATIVE of VITA’s.
VITA AT AGE 16!
This copper pot was found in the PIGGERY!
OH, how BANKSY would LOVE THIS.
I would LOVE to have a BRICK WALL with a VIEW!
The ITALIAN is AFRAID of EARTHQUAKES SO NO CAN DO!!!
CASCADING over the wall………
If I recall CORRECTLY this little STONE BOX was brought back from their travels to IRAN.
Where the GRANDSON lives now with his FAMILY!
THE OLD BARN that now houses the RESTAURANT.
SHALL WE STEP THROUGH………….?
THAT was used as a HOSPITAL PRISON in the 7 year war!
Vita’s bedroom window.
ANYONE know where this PLAQUE resides?
This little BENCH was made by their CHAFFER and HANDYMAN!
With FOUND objects on the PROPERTY!
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
I hope you enjoyed my Photos of SISSINGHURST and if you ever find yourself in the KENT countryside in ENGLAND take a GANDER.I doubt you will be disappointed any time of year.ENGLAND has SO MUCH TO OFFER and the PEOPLE ARE SO LOVELY!!!This concludes my SHARING of photos of the lovely CHRISTMAS Gift my husband gave me.I hope to GO back AGAIN and AGAIN.
MEANWHILE,I plow through at my little estate………..back home with my companion SIR WINSTON at my side!