Man it was hard to photograph this garden! I think 3 busloads of folks were crammed into this garden at once. Hard to see, yet its charms were unmistakable. A lovely collection of little rooms, very well-detailed and well-planted with a good eye for unusual plants. I would have loved to have spent the afternoon with the gardener, enjoying tea and biscuits outside.
The next garden was probably my favorite on the whole tour. Although, I'm realizing the garden itself wasn't that interesting, but the things that were in it were. The gates, furniture, buildings, all were strange and handmade and infinitely detailed pieces of artwork. I'm so glad I went inside the house which had the feel of being abandoned for several years (or else had just become one with the outside.) I love exploring environments in which the creator has used recycled objects in fascinating ways - intricate stonework, oddly remade furniture, weird collections. Obviously the owner is an obsessive "maker" and I could have explored the details of this garden for hours. I bet they would be hecka fun to go scour junkyards with!