A British garden designer

A breath of fresh air

We are already in the month of June, nearly half way through the year and at last the temperatures are rising making it really pleasant to be outside, to be out in the sunshine and breathe in some fresh air. Sometimes its nice to venture further than one’s own backyard, as wonderful it may be, to do something different, to get inspired, to meet new people.

My favourite haunt round here, for a bit of light lunch and a pleasant bit of rest and relaxation, is the wonderful garden created by a well know British garden designer. We are fortunate to live fairly close by to this beautiful garden created by Beth Chatto, a garden which inspires all those who visit.

Beth Chatto Gardens

What better way is their to relax and take in the air than wander round beautifully laid out flower beds, lawns and ponds in the warm sunshine. Armed with my camera as always, the gardens provide anyone with an excellent opportunity to  practice their photography skills. Even if you are an amateur photographer don’t forget to bring your camera along as I am sure you would love to have a momento of your visit. Whatever time of year we have visited there has always been something to catch the eye, to inspire, to take your breath away.

As usual, I have come away with shots of a variety of unusual plants and some shots of dragonflies and bees this time.

Beth Chatto Gardens

Beth started to create this garden way back in the ’60 out of unused wasteland. Today the place bears no resemblance to the past, so full of natures beauties and a wonderful haven for wildlife.

Beth Chatto

While wandering around the garden last week we had the pleasure of meeting Beth Chatto herself, a much admired and respected lady who over the years has written many books on gardening, on plants, given many lectures worldwide, has given us many insights into growing garden flowers as well as many hours of delight and pleasure with her magical garden.

I would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank you! thank for your inspiration, vision, energy and patience to create such a beautiful paradise and allowing us to view your creation. Congratulations on your 91st birthday! ”

To find out more about the gardens and Beth Chatto herself visit the website here.  The gardens are situated just outside Colchester at Elmstead Market.