#MyGloriousGardens: The Garden of Ellen Terry

This week for my bit for #MyGlorious Gardens we are visiting Smallhythe Place near Tenderden, Kent. Smallhythe Place, the home of Ellen Terry, is located on a rural road, near Tenterden in Kent. Coming from a narrow, graveled, country lane from the Bullein Barn B&B, Smallhythe Place was at the end of it. Everyday we…

#MyGloriousGardens: Virginia Woolf’s Monks House Garden

Today, I am featuring my second post on Virginia Woolf’s garden, Monks House. If you missed my first post, it is HERE.  In letters to friends Virginia said, “ The point of Monks House is the garden. I shan’t tell you, for you must come and sit there on the lawn with me, or stroll…

#MyGloriousGardens: Virginia Woolf’s Monks House

Today for the #MyGloriousGardens Theme we will be visiting the home and garden of Virginia and Leonard Woolf in Rodmell. I am doing the post in two parts: one this week and one next, because I think if you are like me you would want to see her cottage as well as her garden, am…

Thursday Doors: Alfriston Village, UK

Before we explored the village of Alfriston I had one of those, “Stop I want to take some pictures!”episodes in an even smaller village along the route. Well worth the stop don’t you think? Alfriston Village is quite the quant little village in the UK. It boasts three pubs, the Star Inn, the Smugglers’ Inn…

I Had To Come Back to Sissinghurst

To me, no garden tour in the UK would be complete without a visit to Sissinghurst, the home and gardens of Vita Sackville-West. I made my way back again this year to make sure they had not changed anything on me!. It is still one of the most beautiful gardens! So without further ado I…

Haunted Hever Castle; Have You Seen Anne Boleyn?

We’re excited to be at Hever Castle, the childhood of home of Anne Boleyn! Ann Bolelyn, second wife of Henry VIII, had more influence over the fate of England than any of the other five wives of Henry VIII.   Risking everything to get Anne into his bed, she rose in power and riches only…

The Gardens at Agatha Christie’s Greenway

Let’s take a walk through the gardens at Greenway! What’s through this doorway? Or this one? This Doorway takes us to the Peach House! I decided to take a little break and sit on one of the benches that overlooked the grounds around the Peach House. I soon had a little friend! He would come…

Greenway, the Holiday Home of Agatha Christie

Wipe your feet before you enter! I think what I liked best about Greenway, Agatha Christie’s holiday home in Devon, was it was a home where I could see Agatha and her guests enjoying themselves. There were rooms, many rooms, filled to the brim with her collections; cupboards with stacks and stacks of dishes, her…

A Day With Agatha Christie at Greenway: Getting There

I am so excited to be visiting Greenway House, the holiday home of Agatha Christie. It is the first private residence of the famous author to be opened to the public. Greenway House is situated on a 278 acre estate on the Dart River in Devon. I will be dividing the posts into several sections…

The Gardens at Stourhead, a National Trust Property

One of the many lovely things about the Gardens at Stourhead is the Estate Walk and many other seasonal walks on the grounds. Many of the paths lead around the big lake that is framed by the hilly terrain. When we did the tour of the manor house a gentle, but steady rain was coming…

Thursday Doors at Tintinhull

Tintinhull, a National Trust property in Somerset, was our second stop of the day on our way to Cornwall. Keep in mind that finding a particular National Trust property makes some of the best adventures! They are usually off the beaten path and although are addressed in small villages many times I never find the…

Thursday Doors: Stourhead

Today’s Doors come from the gardens at Stourhead, a National Trust estate in Devon, UK. This summer as part of my “English Garden Tour” I again explored many fine estates and gardens, both public and private, as I toured along my path to Cornwall and then back to Sussex and Kent. These are photos of…