Monday, 20 July 2015

Furzey Gardens

 On the way home from Bournemouth I stopped at Furzey Gardens in the New Forest, a mainly informal woodland garden with lovely views to the Isle of Wight.  The highlight at this time of year has to be the cottage garden, packed with vegetables, fruit and flowers which perfectly complements  the 16th century cottage.




The cottage used to house a family with 13 children and feels like a little dolls house inside. I'm sure the garden wasn't as pretty back then.  It's run as a charity with volunteers and students with learning disabilities and is just gorgeous.  




Thank you for sticking with me while I catch up on my garden visits. Not too many more to go!
xx


23 comments:

  1. That is just gorgeous and I'm so envious of the lovely flat plot!

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    1. Indeed! The main part slopes away down a hill though, but it's full of rhododendrons, azaleas, primulas etc, so lovely in the spring.

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  2. Such gorgeous gardens and thatched cottage!

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  3. How lovely! What a little gem.

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  4. Great to have you back, you've been very missed, lovely to catch up on the local gardens too, you've inspired me to get out and visit. Seems life has changed for us both so looking forward to a catch up.

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    1. Yes,I wondered what happened, but guessed you are busy with your bears now. xx

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    2. The Cupboard Bears are keeping me very busy of which I'm extremely grateful. Pop along and take a peek sometime. www.cupboardbears.blogspot.co.uk In the mean time I will keep being inspired by your lovely stitchings, crochet and wanderings etc.

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  5. What a gorgeous cottage and garden, just my type of garden. I love seeing peoples blog posts about garden visits so don't apologise! Such height in the flower beds and I love the mixture of flowers and vegetables.

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  6. Very beautiful, a lovely garden. I have not visited it.

    Sigrun

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  7. What a beautiful house and garden, I think I could quite happily live there!

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  8. How adorable....a real little dream cottage with the perfect garden!
    Helen xox

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  9. Lovely idyllic garden. In the second photo the cottage looks to have a face.

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  10. I could just about manage to live there, it's beautiful...
    Amanda xx

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  11. Picturesque and British perfection - bet all the volunteers are always out slug and snail spotting lol

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  12. It looks like a fairy tale house.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  13. Great garden! And nice to see hollyhocks without rust...:)

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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  15. What a beautiful garden and the house is just lovely!!!
    Greetings from a rainy Sweden,
    Titti

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  16. What an absolutely stunning place, shame I never visited when we lived in Hampshire:-) Those veggies look far better than mine and no sign of rust on the hollyhocks.

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  17. Glad to see you back Debbie and have just caught up on your latest posts. What lovely gardens you have visited and congrats to your daughter on her graduation. Will pop you back on my side bar. Thanks for the lovely photos and take care.

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  18. What a lovely cottage and gardens. I haven't heard of this garden before. I will have to remember it next time we are up that way! Sarah x

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