Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Beautiful gardens.

On our visit to Upton House last month, the gardens had just burst into leaf and bloom and were looking absolutely glorious.

The house sits on top of a hill with the gardens behind it dropping down into a valley. Nearer the house are more formal areas, looking beautiful with tulips and wallflowers in late spring.  Incredible flights of stone steps take you downwards, passing the kitchen gardens and a swimming pool, to a lake at the bottom. When we were there the lake had been drained for repair, but was due to be refilled again by the end of the year.

 I used a piece of Amy Tan Better Together paper for my background, and some gold striped paper (which I had been hoarding!) by MME along with lots of chipboard shapes, die cuts from the Starshine collection, and completing the page with faux enamel dots made using Nuvo Crystal Drops.

 I think it would be nice to revisit the house and gardens later in the year, maybe to see some autumn colour.

1 comment:

Chidkid said...

That looks a lovely house to visit. Lovely gardens and a fab LO in all