An elegant sufficiency

Friday, June 16, 2006

Inspiration to get planting

We spent today at Highgrove where sadly, no cameras were allowed, not even on phones, so I have no pictures to share. It was a charity garden day, on behalf of the St John Ambulance First Responders and took the form of a guided tour, lunch in The Orchard Room and two talks in the afternoon. There was also the opportunity to shop in the Highrove giftshop, which seemed to be the highlight of the day for many!

The garden was as stunning as ever and HRH's aim to create a garden to "please the eye, warm the heart and feed the soul" was fulfilled from our point of view and we really couldn't have had a better day for our visit.

I had two favourite spots. One was the "Carpet Garden" which had been an exhibit at Chelsea, and which was a haven of cool on one of the hottest days of the year. The other was not so much of a spot, but a sign placed on the entry to the garden:



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