Photographer's Note

I couldn't resist posting one or two shots from a visit that I made last week to The Garden House, at Buckland Monachorum.
The autumn colours were amazing, and I hope that you will agree when you view the shots.

Maybe I should have posted on TN or TL? But anyway here they are.

The house and gardens that form The Garden House were bought in the 1940s by Lionel and Katharine Fortescue. Over the next 40 years they created a garden which was - and continues to be - viewed as one of the finest in Britain.

By 1961, they had established the Fortescue Garden Trust, an independent registered charity, to which they bequeathed the house and garden to ensure the survival of this beautiful place for future generations.

Lionel appointed a head gardener, Keith Wiley, who was to spend 25 years shaping the garden and enlarging it by 6 acres, before he left in 2003 to create a new nursery.
(Garden house web site)

It wasn't the sunniest of afternoons but the colours are vivid even so.The very colourful shrubs and trees are mainly Acers in these pictures.

Thanks for looking.

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