Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Penshurst Place

Was feeling a bit low yesterday, and as it was such a lovely day I decided to cheer myself up by visiting Penshurst Place in Kent to have a look around the gardens there.  I can get in for free with my RHS membership, which I don't make as good use of as I should, which I must do something about!  The gardens were beautifully maintained and everything was just in the first flush of Spring, with daffodils mostly over, tulips and hyacinths in abundance, neat hedges and topiary, old red brick walls and espaliered trees separating different sections of the garden, plus perfect blue sky and unseasonably warm temperatures to go with it.  Had a very enjoyable wander around with my camera, and spent some time just sitting on benches in various locations enjoying the sun and some quiet contemplation.  Happy to say  that I felt better by the time I left to go home.

The Porcupine emblem of the family

The herbaceous border awaiting new plants

Having had cereal for breakfast and no lunch, this yummy
chocolate cake and pot of Earl Grey was most welcome!

It's that Porcupine again


  1. The topiary bear and porcupine are quite something - glad you had a restoring time catching some of this beautiful place, love especially the shot of the sprinkler against the tree :)

  2. Thanks Cat, it was a restorative trip, and the topiary was first class!