26 May 2008

Petersham Village Open Gardens 2008

It was a wet and blustery Bank Holiday Monday so what could be more natural than going to look at some gardens?! The occasion was Petersham Village Open Gardens 2008 which, for two days only, opened 9 private gardens to the public. Well, I was not going to miss a chance like that to be nosey!

The gardens were a mix of sizes and styles, so too were the houses, which made for an interesting afternoon. The highlights for me were the modern formal courtyards at The Glasshouse and the rambling majesty of the very large garden at Petersham Lodge (pictured below).

The rest of my photos from the afternoon can be viewed on Facebook (you do not have to be a member to see them) and will be appearing on my Ham Photos blog in stages over the next week or so.

The energy for the walking was provided by a reasonable pint of Landlord beforehand at the Dysart Arms (which looks less like a pub every time that I go there) and an afternoon cup of tea with a delicious slice of cake in the Petersham Village Hall.

A Bank Holiday with rain, beer, gardens and afternoon tea - this must be England!

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