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Long Close & Its Garden 3/5

Long Close Garden has been open to the public for charity for over 50 years.  In 2003 'Gardening Which' readers voted it to be one of their favourite National Garden Scheme gardens in England, Scotland and Wales. In addition it appeared in the 'Daily Telegraph' magazine 'Gardens to Visit - Over 200 of the Best in Britain and Ireland', has been featured on television three times and has also been mentioned in many garden books and magazines.

Long Close & Its Garden 3/5

Long Close Garden has been open to the public for charity for over 50 years.  In 2003 'Gardening Which' readers voted it to be one of their favourite National Garden Scheme gardens in England, Scotland and Wales. In addition it appeared in the 'Daily Telegraph' magazine 'Gardens to Visit - Over 200 of the Best in Britain and Ireland', has been featured on television three times and has also been mentioned in many garden books and magazines.

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Very peaceful and serene photo Brian. Brillant capture smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances, tomorrow I'm looking from right to left across this lovely area.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Oct 2011, 01:03
Your beautiful image shows why it is so popular, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ray.
It would be lovely, Brian, to be able to set up a table and have tea in this beautiful green and lush setting. One could contently wile away the hours in peace & quietude.
Brian Walbey: I couldn't agree more Beverly, they have a tea area but not in the main garden, and it is "serve yourself" with an honesty box, that's unusual these days.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Oct 2011, 06:14
It looks charming Brian
Brian Walbey: It is Chris, you were but 3 - 4 minutes from this at Beacon Hill the other day.
A story goes that a gardener at a stately home was asked how he kept the lawns so beautiful. "simple, you just plant the seed and mow for 200 years"
Brian Walbey: (Smile) Well our lawn will never look like this that's for sure.
I love the fresh green, especially in fall time
Brian Walbey: The different greens are one of the highlights of spring and early summer for me.
Would be wonderful to tour, I'd say.
Brian Walbey: It is Mary, there is quite a bit I won't be showing that I didn't get many photos of.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Oct 2011, 10:41
Oh, this is an elegant, well cared of formal garden, in summer we will see the fountain springing up as I assume? I like the stone urns that belong to an English garden, too. A peaceful, finely composed photo!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Philine, I don't know if they have the fountain going or not.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Oct 2011, 10:51
"...happiness is increased, not by the enlargement of the possessions, but of the heart; and days lengthened, not by the crowding of emotions, but the economy of them?--if thus taught, we had, I repeat, the ordering of our house and estate in our own hands, I believe no manner of temperance in pleasure would be better rewarded than that of making our gardens gay ..." (John Ruskin)
Brian Walbey: Very true Philine, but it does take a lot of work to achieve that.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 26 Oct 2011, 11:21
The public are the winner to be able to enjoy this great looking garden
Brian Walbey: They are indeed vintage, and then they can walk round the delightful little village afterwards.
Looks like a great day for a garden visit.
Brian Walbey: It was John, late July on a sunny afternoon.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Oct 2011, 14:12
I'm enjoying the tour around the garden, Brian. What a joy this is and well done for keeping other people out of the image.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. WE had the gardens almost to ourselves to be honest.
It looks like a lovely place to stroll around on that beautiful green carpet
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Janet, I wish we had a lawn like that.
Is that the croquet lawn Brian
Brian Walbey: It would make a good croquet lawn I reckon Richard. You were only about 3-4 minutes from this garden at Beacon Hill the other day.
another superb shot of the gardens, quite lovely
Brian Walbey: Thaye are indeed, many thanks Derek.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Oct 2011, 18:44
The grass is so bright green I think I might need sunglasses!
Brian Walbey: Sadly today it will be a brolly instead Ingrid, thanks for your comment.
Glorious garden, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Tom.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Oct 2011, 21:04
The orange flowers really stand out against the luscious greens, lovely Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Yes they are gorgeous aren't they.
I have been away for a week Brian and missed the pleasure of viewing all of the great shots that you took in this series.... i like this one very much....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pater.

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