South coast of England, 29 July - 2 August 2010Five
days, five gardens, a castle, a railway and an elegant south coast
Our first stop was Loseley Park Garden near Guildford.
The white garden
The vegetable garden
The flower garden
Sculpture in the garden
Our accommodation was in Eastbourne.
All along the promenade were interesting and effective plantings.
Opinions were divided about the bedding scheme.
bandstand was the venue for a concert by an Abba tribute band, a
nostalgic occasion and reason to let their hair down for some members
of the group.
The highlight of the garden at King John's Lodge was tea on the lawn.
Merriments is an immaculate and beautifully designed garden attached to a nursery.
Pashley Manor gardens are built on an undulating site around an old house.
A trip on the Kent and East Sussex Railway
Beginning and end of the line.
Tony takes charge.
We made a brief stop to admire the old town of Rye. Then it's back on the coach and off again.
On the way home a stop was made at Beachy Head.
Our final garden was RHS Wisley.
The new glasshouse.
A cheerful end to a great trip!