Sunday, 5 June 2011

Rodmell Open Gardens

Braving the rain this afternoon we headed just five miles up the road to the village of Rodmell, which had 26 gardens open for charity today. The rain sadly kept some people away, but not us! It was rather lovely to walk in the rain, it's so long since we've had any decent precipitation. Some of the gardens prompted me to get the camera out, of course.

This garden had beautiful views over the rolling countryside.

Many of the gardens had  gorgeous displays of roses.

This attractive tree is a Portuguese Laurel.

I loved this arrangement of herbs in pots:

Monk's House (National Trust), former home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf,  was also open today.


  1. Seems like you had a good day in spite of the rain Martin.Great pictures of the gardens, I especially liked (Monk's House)

  2. I love walking around gardens in the rain. The flowers perk up and the colours are great, it also keeps a lot of people away :-). Monks House is a beautiful garden.

  3. Really beautiful photos. Maybe because of the rain, everything looked full and refreshing -- especially welcome since it's about 95 degrees here.

  4. Thanks for sharing this Martin. I haven't been to any of the NGS Open Gardens this year so it's always nice to see photologues. Lovely shots, and I also like the collection of herbs in the pots.

  5. Alistair and Ronnie, Monk's House is a classic cottage garden, a mini Great Dixter with formal linear pathways criss-crossing bountiful tumbling perrenials. Lovely! Nittygritty - rather you than me, I would be wilting in that heat! Mark and Gaz, have you ever done the London NGS open squares? I'd love to do it but never seem to have the time when they are open.