I can never make my mind up whether it is best to thoroughly research a garden before visiting first-time round, clued up and laden with information. A good tactic but equally so is a full dive in without the background history. This can give a more sincere response to site, planting and atmosphere.
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patterned brickwork at Okenhill Hall
A swatch of magnificent Tudor brickwork at Okenhill Hall – this is where I went today instead of tending and tilling the vegetable plot.
The house is fabulous – apparantly in the Domesday book, the garden and woods tasteful and superb and the sandwiches and cakes, the stuff of dreams.
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