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Monday, October 15, 2012

"I died and went to Heaven."

Hello,

Happy Monday.

On Sunday we had the best day ever!!! I don't know how many times I said to Ian "I have died and gone to Heaven." Let me explain. We decided to go to a Open Garden in Guildford. I didn't realise what garden I was going to. The entrance was behind the house in another street. Once inside the garden we soon worked out it was the house and garden that we had seen develop over time. I took so many photo's. There was plenty to take in plus there were several stalls on the verandah of one of the homes.



In the photo above, just to the right of the dovecote you can see the top of the Guildford Grammar Church.








We both came out of this garden so inspired. I can safely say that this is the best garden we have visited in the Australian Open Garden Scheme. We had lunch before we got to the garden, Ian was a bit disappointed about that and I was too because the Afternoon Teas looked so delicious. Hopefully they will be opening again next year and we will plan to have a cuppa in the garden. One of the interesting things that attracted me to this garden was that it contains one of the first Jacaranda trees grown in Western Australia. Ian noted that there were many standard roses. These provided shade for the plants underneath. A few more standard roses will be on the list for next years planting here at Kainga.

Happy Monday
Bev C

27 comments:

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Bev, Thanks for sharing that wonder open garden. I truly loved looking at it too. I Love the Jacaranda Tree and wish I could have one in my garden. Just to cold here in Michigan. I also enjoyed seeing the veggie garden planted in the red tin containment. What do you call it. Anyways it was very neat. Great idea. Another question is the green fence tin or wood??? I like this too. hugs judy

Maria said...

What a beautiful garden and so glad it has inspired you both to put more beautiful plants in your garden.
Maybe one in the future you may have an Open Garden...

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a beautiful and inspiring place! It would be so hard for me to leave! I love the brick work and the raised metal containers. So glad you included the link about this beautiful place!

Terriaw said...

I think I would have died and gone to heaven in this place too! What a beautiful place to see in person! I can just imagine all the inspiration you absorbed.

Christine M said...

That garden does look beautiful. I wish our looked like that but that will never happen! Glad to had a lovely time.

Mylene said...

Such a beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing.
Have a happy week!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Bev how you mustv'e loved coming here...it looks beautiful! At least you will be able to dream of coming back and having that cuppa!

marina said...

beautiful garden. All I can think of is 'all that work',lol
love the brick pathways.

Jeanette said...

Such a beautiful garden. Thanks for taking us on a tour of it Bev. Hugs,

Sally said...

OH my! It looks so wonderful. I love the pavers too... especially the circle. Gorgeous.

Lynda said...

What a fabulous garden!

Melody said...

I love visiting open gardens. This one is very inspiring indeed.

Karen said...

The garden looks stunning. What a beautiful setting. Lots of admiration for all the work that has gone into it.

Michelle said...

It's truly beautiful Bev... it's made me a little excited our local open garden festival starts in just over a week!

Maria said...

It's certainly a magnificent garden Bev! Thank you for sharing those gorgeous photos with us :-)

Michelle Ridgway said...

Loved the tour Bev...beautiful. I love my Jacaranda tree...I look forward to October and it's blooms.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Just beautiful and you are right about great inspirations in that amazing garden. Thanks for sharing the photos with us. I love the filler under the roses. That is what I need to work on. I think I need to take another visit to our local rose gardens again and this time take notes. Good to hear of your wonderful day together and what a great way to spend it too.

Deb said...

It's beautiful! And I wish I could have strolled the garden with you.

Nat Palaskas said...

That sounds so wonderful. Please tell me where it is, we might even make a trip there next time it opens again. It looks they have plenty of water to keeps the garden so beautiful - thanks for sharing Bev - hugs Nat

Cybele's patch said...

Wow, a wonderful garden you visited. It is amazing what some people can do with a patch of land.

melanie said...

Oh my goodness! Such a beautiful garden! So much inspiration! I love it, thank you so much for sharing this :) I hope you are having a lovely day :) xxx

Narelle said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for letting us enjoy a little wander through the garden with you :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

So beautiful! I wish I had the urge to do and work on something like that!

Sue said...

Wonderful garden Bev, I wonder if its one I've been to over the years. I remember some gorgeous ones.

Julie said...

Beautiful photos Bev - I can just imagine what a lovely visit you must've had.
Thankyou for sharing and the little "tour" of the garden. I really enjoyed it. Makes me feel inspired :-) Julie Xox

Simone de Klerk said...

I understand you were in Heaven! Beautiful. I am sure the memory comes back over and over.
Sorry I visited so late. I've not really had my blogging week this week.

Cubby House Crafts said...

what a beautiful garden! Thank you for sharing!
Is that a Chinese Lantern in the first photo?
Lisa