Category Archives: Water

Beth Chatto Gardens (1)

 

One of the joys of our recent summer holiday was a visit to the Beth Chatto Gardens near Colchester, Essex.  The creation of the gardens began in 1960 in a ‘wasteland’ corner of the family’s fruit farm.  It continues to develop today, with 93 year old Beth maintaining an active interest.

A key feature of the gardens is their informal design which makes full use of the undulating landscape and varying soil conditions.  At the centre is an extensive water garden  –  a succession of pools fringed with a wide variety of. trees, shrubs and aquatic plants  There are no straight line or hard paths.  Neatly trimmed grass encourages a casual meander between the flower beds as the fancy takes.  Despite the large number of visitors, they seem to vanish into the surrounding light woodland.

These gardens truly are a haven of peace and serenity.


 

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Titchmarsh Marina, Essex

 

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Water lily after rain

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August 26, 2017 · 8:00 am

Patterns on the goldfish pond

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August 20, 2017 · 8:00 am

Wave (2)

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August 12, 2017 · 8:00 am

Trees at the water’s edge (Pitsford)

 

 

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Another glimpse of the water wall!

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July 5, 2017 · 8:00 am