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Archive for May, 2010

Grazing under the orchard, just as depicted in the Thomas Robins painting of the garden we are delighted to have sheep once again in the garden.

With a distinct hint back to Le Hameau de la Reine and the famous for animals and nature being part of the formal garden the sheep really connect the garden to its origins in the authentic way.

Just one word of caution, just like the original theme of frivolity and exuberance for its own sake in the garden the sheep may not be all they appear to be.

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Children from Horsely School have started work on their long term show garden in our Kitchen Garden this month. ┬áThe Garden designed with the help of award winning garden designer Paul Hervey-Brookes is an abstract interpretation of the famous Umbrella’s Painting. ┬áHundreds of painted poles represent the umbrella stalks and a huge wicker arbour in the shape of a giant basket terminates the garden which will be underplanted with rich purples, oranges and yellows.

The Children will be working on the garden throughout the summer and have already grown many of the plants themselves.

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