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Herbaceous Border

 

Looking up the central herbaceous border towards the glasshouses from close to the fountain.

 

Herbaceous Border

 

Looking up the central herbaceous border towards the glasshouses from close to the fountain.

 

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all very neat and tidy, including some benches to soak in the atmosphere here, Tom.
Tom Wilson: And to soak up the sunshine smile
A pleasant walk Tom.
Tom Wilson: You'll have to visit, Frank smile
Quite a lovely stroll!
Tom Wilson: It is - you'll have to persuade Frank to make a visit smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 May 2020, 04:16
Good that there are plenty of seats here, Tom
Tom Wilson: Yes, there's seating all over the place - lots of them given in memory of people.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 May 2020, 05:15
Tom Wilson: They don't indeed - from the Gardens' Website:
"The recorded designer was local architect Benjamin Broomhead Taylor, who worked closely with Robert Marnock (the first Curator), Joseph Paxton (gardener to the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth) and John Claudius Loudon (a leading landscape gardener of the day) on the project. As today, the 3 domes were linked by a ridge-and-furrow glasshouse."
Paxton, of course, went on to design the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition
I do like the perspective of this scene, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ginnie.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 May 2020, 06:05
This is a great place to walk around and even take a seat if you just want to sit in the sun.
Beautiful point of view here, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Yes, lots of people take a rest at this point - a little later in the year the borders will be full of colour.
With the ubiquitous litter bin in the foreground.
Tom Wilson: We never want to be without!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 May 2020, 06:48
A peaceful scene. People will be happy to meet a friend here now
Tom Wilson: Yes, indeed - people have generally been keeping their distance.
  • Louis
  • South+Africa
  • 13 May 2020, 07:25
With the sun shining, it all looks very inviting.
Tom Wilson: A sunny day improves everything!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere+in+deep+space
  • 13 May 2020, 07:36
I like the layers, plants, grass, seats, gravel.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Chad.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 May 2020, 10:18
Oh, so many benches, but where are the people in thes social-ditancing- times?!
Tom Wilson: Oh, they are around - I count 7 in this picture smile
The glass house is quite a sight.
Tom Wilson: They had fallen into disrepair and I think a big chunk of the money the Friends of the BG got from the National Lottery Fund went on their restoration. They are now Grade II* listed - which basically means "preserve at all costs"!
Nice lead up to the glasshouse. I was looking at this place on Google and that building appears to be both large and very impressive.
Tom Wilson: It's now used for tropical and semi-tropical plants and, unfortunately, closed during the lockdown. Paxton, who designed the Crystal Palace, had a hand in its design.
Looks a beautiful park to take a stroll, Tom! smile
Tom Wilson: It's a fine place, Martin - and a lot of people are taking advantage of it for their one hour stroll!
i like you point of view Tom....petersmile

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