Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Hill Close Gardens

As we are getting close to the end of the summer holiday, and the weather has been so good we decided to have a day out in Warwick yesterday.

It is a very popular destination for tourists, and just on our doorstep, so it's amazing how rarely we venture into the south of the county.
We visited an amazing series of Victorian hedged gardens on the outskirts of Warwick.
They were first set up as leisure gardens for those who had no gardens of their own some grew flowers, others fruit and veg, and one even kept pigs in his garden.

Many of the original owners had built various style of summer house, some from wood,

other brick ones are so rare that they have been listed, this one even has a cellar to store harvested apples.

 in fact it was these that saved the gardens from the developers bulldozers back in the 1990s.

As we went mid week the gardens were gloriously peaceful, quiet, and warm. It really was a lovely morning out.
There is a BOGOF offer on their website at the moment, they are well worth a visit.
My favourite summer houses were those with fireplaces...

 just imagine weeding and planting on a chilly day, and then repairing to one's summerhouse with a roaring fire inside!

 A lovely day out in what has turned out to be a gloriously warm summer (for a change!)

1 comment:

Hill Close Gardens said...

What a great blog. Thank you for visiting us here at Hill Close Gardens.
Now the summer is back come along again and keep an eye on our events for 2016.

Thank you.