Despite the forecast of awful weather today I went along to the annual garden and gift fair at Farleigh Wallop and enjoyed a stroll round the wonderful gardens of Farleigh House which were open for the day. It was "blowing a hoolie" as the Irish might say! but the sun kept popping out and the rain stayed away till I got home. Typical British summer then!
Anyway, this is the reason I love the place. The beautiful greenhouse on one side of the walled garden. Isn't it fantastic? There's not much happening in the veg beds yet, everything's a bit late this year, but it's just beginning to come to life.
Inside, it's a mix of exotics, cacti, succulents, pelargoniums and plants waiting to go out to the veg garden.
The jasmine on the floor was scenting the whole place. They can be quite overpowering in a house, but was just right here.
I love this whale fountain in the rose garden. When we came a couple of years ago the roses were all in bloom, but they're weeks behind this year.
This is very clever. A wave clipped hedge with floating metal seagulls.
It was a bit too busy to take photos of the plant and gift stalls, but I had to get a picture of the lovely old barn where most of them were.
The event will be moving to a new location next year but Farleigh House gardens are open again in June and September for the NGS. Worth a visit if you're in the area.