Travel: England – Cotswolds – Hidcote Manor & Garden

Posted on Updated on

DSC_3983

Today you can read the first travelpost on the Cotswolds, one of the most popular regions in England. I will tell you all about Hidcote Manor and Garden and of course I will include lots of pictures!

DSC_3949

On arrival, we first visited the Manor House, which was built in the 17th Century as a farm house. In 1907 the house was sold to mrs. Gertrude Winthrop.

DSC_3952

It was her son, Lawrence Johnston, who  created the garden. He worked 40 years on the garden, combining his feeling for structure with his love of planting and his knowledge of novel plant combinations.

He was a plant collector and he did plant hunting trips around to world bringing back the finest varieties, making sure that Hidcote had variety, colour and scent throughout the garden.

DSC_3992

DSC_4094

DSC_3966

DSC_4056

The garden consists of different garden rooms, a Long Walk, wilderness, narrow paved pathways, secret gardens,… It is frequented by more than 170.000 visitors every year.

We enjoyed our visit to Hidcote although here and there were signs of the hot and dry weather it had been the weeks prior to our visit. Some plants and shrubs didn’t look as fresh as they used to I guess!

But this garden definitely is worth a visit if you like nature, parks and gardens!

Scroll all the way down as I’ve got plenty more pics to show to you!

Love, Kathleen

DSC_3953

 

DSC_3950

DSC_4113

DSC_4101

DSC_4100

DSC_4084

DSC_4077

DSC_4079

DSC_4062

DSC_4040

DSC_4031

DSC_4008

DSC_3998

DSC_3972

DSC_3963

DSC_3954

 

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “Travel: England – Cotswolds – Hidcote Manor & Garden

    growingupmatters said:
    September 15, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Absolutely gorgeous pictures!

    Liked by 1 person

      kaybe610 responded:
      September 15, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      thank you! It was such a beautiful, tranquil place!

      Like

    wannderful said:
    September 13, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Zalig! Ik ben gek op die oude landhuizen in Engeland. Wij bezochten Great Dixter en Sissinghurst in Kent.

    Liked by 1 person

      kaybe610 responded:
      September 14, 2018 at 6:33 pm

      oooh… Sissinghurst is prachtig 😀 Great Dixter (nog!) niet gedaan… staat al even op m’n verlanglijstje 😉

      Liked by 1 person

    Ann Ages Gracefully said:
    September 13, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Lovely pictures again Kathleen.

    Liked by 1 person

      kaybe610 responded:
      September 14, 2018 at 6:32 pm

      Thanks 🙂 It really was a fabulous place!

      Like

    Gemma said:
    September 13, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Looks like such a beautiful place 😍

    Liked by 1 person

      kaybe610 responded:
      September 14, 2018 at 6:32 pm

      It truly is! I don’t know if it’s a long ride for you, but definitely worth it 😀

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s