75. Hestercombe Gardens
This weeks How Does Your Garden Grow? photos come from Hestercombe Gardens, which we visited whilst enjoying this past weekend away in Somerset. The sun shone all weekend, the children were in the best of moods and we really did have some much needed quality family time.
Hestercombe is a unique combination of three centuries of garden design: Coplestone Warre Bampfylde's Georgian landscape garden, the Victorian terrace and shrubbery and the stunning Edwardian garden design by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. Boasting fifty acres of lakes, temples, cascades, tranquil woodland walks, formal terraces, vivid colours and stunning views.
If you are ever in Somerset in the Taunton area it's well worth a look in, a family ticket cost us £24.20 and Hestercombe is an independent charity and all proceeds from admissions, retail and events support the restoration, maintenance and development of the gardens.
And when I got back home I had quite the pleasant surprise, for under the cloche in the heat, my greens had been growing at speed!
Lettuce sandwich anyone?
Many thanks as always to those who joined in last week, some faves include: Fab palette inspiration from Katie (who has a new blog look which I'm loving), a spot of wild gardening, a glance in Beatrix Potter's garden, the shiny goldsmith beetle, this strawberry planter from Jane who is also waging a war on slugs at present and this frankly genius idea from Mama Syder of turning an old bed into a garden bench.