Monthly Archives: February 2022

The Garden at Lion Rock

Where is the oldest extant garden complex in the world?  To be honest I don’t know – let me know if you do – but today’s  post is about what must be one of the contenders for that title.   … Continue reading

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A Life in Miniature

A recent email from my friend Twigs Way had the headline “This is just SO quirky . .”  Clicking it open I found  a hyperlink and the message: “thought I would send it to a fellow lover of the ‘strange … Continue reading

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Real Life on a Regency Estate

I bet that like me you have a picture of Regency England as elegant and refined , and think life for its elite was comfortable and easy. I suspect our view of the past is always rose tinted but  perhaps … Continue reading

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Welcome to England

Let’s start February with a question.  Do gardens have to fit into a particular pattern to be “acceptable” or merit  inclusion on the “must-visit” list?  There are quite a few people who think they shouldn’t have to and that we’re … Continue reading

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