Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

 
Season’s greetings one and all! Merry Christmas and a happy new year! I am unfortunately unable to offer any particularly festive images of Kew, so instead here’s another look at dear old Hidcote under snow. See you in 2013!
 
 
Sign reads: ‘We are sorry the garden is closed today’

The Stilt Garden with the laden hornbeams

Gateway leading from the Theatre Lawn to the Beech Alley

The Theatre Lawn!

View from the top of the Long Walk, the incline always seemed more extreme from this end

Rose Walk, with a pleasing smattering on the Irish yews

Morning light over the Lime Avenue


11 comments:

Jane Aston said...

What Ho Bertie, wonderful especially the gateway to the Beech aisle. Hope you had a jolly Christmas.

Rosemary said...

Alway lovely to see Hidcote again Bertie.
I wonder if we will have any snow soon?
My best wishes to you at this Christmas season.

Felicia said...

Merry Christmas!

Doc said...

Hope you have a wonderful New Year

Sara said...

Each one of those snow photos could be a Christmas card. I enjoyed walking into them with my eyes.

Martin Neill said...

Merry Christmas Bertie, super snowy images, made me feel quite festive as I sit here with the wind crashing around my house.

Wife, Mother, Gardener said...

How magical... I was enjoying the formal gardens topped in snow and then the Beech Allee took my breath away! There is something about wildness on the edge of a more formal garden that is captivating. (And I am in the middle of Robinson's "The Wild Garden", so it is especially fresh.) Thanks for taking us back to Hidcote for a bit.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Prue said...

Woohoo! I've caught up with you :D

Cracking winter pictures of my favourite garden Bertie! Thanks.

(The Hidcote Dream didn't die, it's still there with you, wrapped in brown paper, tied with garden twine and stored in a safe place in your heart).

Happy New Year Bertie! I hope that all goes well at Kew and you enjoy your different dream just as much as the last one :)

Share my Garden said...

Dear Bertie, although I am enjoying your photos in Kew so much it is delightful to see these Christmas card perfect images of Hidcote, they are absolutely beautiful! Wishing you all the best for the year ahead.

Beegirl said...

A belated Happy Christmas to you too Bertie! Wishing you all the best in the new year! Such beautiful photos. It must be magical to be in that beautiful place!

Bertie Bainbridge said...

Happy new year all! Enjoyable to share these happy memories.