Good Mornin’ SOSer’s! This morning, I am taking you to the Priest House in West Hoathly in Sussex. It was one of the gardens open during a National Garden Scheme Weekend. West Hoathly, proper, is a village of 9 homes and a pub! The Priest House is the only one of its kind open to the public. The 15th century Wealden Hall House stands in a traditional cottage garden on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. It was originally owned by Henry VIII and was given to Anne of Cleaves, wive number four, upon their divorce. The herb garden is planted with over 170 culinary and household herbs. There was a special exhibition for the NGS, featured on the upper floor, built in 1600. Placed there were pictures of local children and their place in the workforce in the 19th century. Many children as young as five or six, were farm laborers and chimney sweeps. It was not uncommon for the chimney sweep to get stuck in the chimney and die…….The Priest House receives no government funding and is maintained by the Sussex Archaeological Society and provides rotating exhibits, research, and other learning experiences. This a wonderful exhibit and garden! Enjoy!
The up close and personal view!
What all is in the Herb Garden…….
I hope you have enjoyed this garden today!
The instructions for SOS are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday! So, its six photos. Of Gardens. On Saturday. Easy Peasy. To see all the SOS’s look at SIX ON SATURDAY, hosted by the Propagator, to check out all of them each Saturday! See you next week!
PS I have written a previous post about Chimney Sweeps. If you would like to know more about them look HERE! It is VERY INTERESTING and SAD!