Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Random shots of English parks, gardens and countryside

I'm in England at the moment, based in Nottingham but I've been up and down the country from Guildford to the Yorkshire Dales. I've seen two Royal Horticultural Society gardens, Harlow Carr in Harrogate and Wisely (the big HQ) in Surrey. The food growing demonstration and extension to the public by the RHS is very impressive. The English summer is as gentle as ever and the light perfect for annual bedding which seems to have had some kind of comeback here or perhaps it never died off. Looking forward to seeing James Hitchmough's Olympic meadows in London too. England is at once a cramped, crowded country and at the same time its countryside is achingly beautiful - from the trains anyway! (If you want to enter the Matrix of ye olde villages and towns avoid the A1, your illusions will be shattered.) Anyway, here are some random shots.