If you’re in any way green-fingered and living in the northern hemisphere, this is the time of year when your gardening genes go into overdrive, so I’m taking my inspiration for this week’s travel theme from the season that’s upon us. Here is my homage to gardens, starting with Altamont Gardens in County Carlow, famous for its annual Snowdrop Festival.
The stunning Japanese Gardens at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island in Washington state.
The Edith B. Haupt Moongate Garden in Washington DC.
And the last garden, perhaps not as grand as the other three, but overflowing with homegrown charm. My gardening wingman, Robin Redbreast, surveys the view from the top of a pea trellis I made.
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Dig deep and give it some welly!
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. – Alfred Austin
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. – Gertrude Jekyll
Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. – Richard Brinsley Sheridan