Chelsea Flower Show Tour 2014
May 20th - 28th

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May 24th Visits to

Pashley Manor Gardens (sculpture exhibit on while we were there) What an incredible visit this was and our guide was so knowledgeable. Was it the manor house that did us in? I think so. This was pure sensory overload to see a manor house like this - it did remind me of Great Dixter - and was built about the same time I think. The lawns and gardens were a delight to wander through and with the exhibit on I think made more glorious. I especially liked the lady on the lawn, but then I liked a lot of the works. They were hugely expensive works on display. We all had a perpetual smile on our faces while visiting...and I know why.

Merriments Gardens including Guided Tour with the head Gardener - a very different place to visit and so full of plant material and ideas you walked and walked and then walked some more because coming and going gave you different vistas and viewpoints. They have a great resto and giftshop and of course many plants for sale. Our lunch here was fantastic!

These evening I went out with a couple of my guests to St. Martin in the Fields for a bit of Mozart. I love this place. We arrived in time to have dinner before the concert and it was just magical...and I still cannot get over just how pretty this building is. Thank goodness it has been taken over and loved again so the beauty of it can continue to shine.

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