Bourton House, Bourton on the Hill, Gloucestershire GL 56 9AE
Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Monique Paice
This exotic garden is at the back of the Brewhouse. I could see in this little part that this garden owners love rare plants und fantastic combinations.
What do you think about this great plantation with Ophiopogon planiscapus "Nigrescens" and Echeveria?
The parterre in front of the house was made with box knots and a wonderful spiralling topiary.
In Bourton House there are many different garden rooms presenting garden history but also a fresh new style. This is the Fountain Garden. A lot of green is in harmony with the yellow Cotswolds stones.
I 'm very impressed by this fantastic views.
But at first I want to see the garden behind the hedge.
I' m in the wonderful knot garden.
All cuts are so exactly. Sit down please!
My English readers know that this stones were the feets of the granarys. Mice and rats didn 't like this unfriendly "mushrooms".
If you are looking more detailed in the borders you will see wonderful plants like this Eryngium x oliverianum.
Stained Glass by Helen Schell is in the middle of the 18th Century Raised Walk.
Berkheya purpurea from South America is flirting with the sun.
The planting of the 18th Century Raised Walk is traditional.
Nicandra physaloides is a dream in blue.
Mostly the colors of the borders are not so intensive. This gives a very harmonious impression.
All flowers are in a special symbiosis with the warm yellow Cotswolds stone of the wonderful house.
This is the White Garden I will show you its details.
White blossoms in combination with cutted green taxus - what a great idea.
It is looking very noble.
The little butterfly in the blossoms of Centranthus rubus Alba is thinking similar.
I 'm really sorry I have too much pictures but I didn 't like to sort out the mostly photographs.
You must have a look at this Romneya coulteri "White Cloud".
After the noble White Garden carefully created green combinations put fantasy and makes the garden more harmonious.
The next border has a great flamboyance and exoticism.
In all borders the color scala and the graduation of the heights are perfect (Isoplexis canariensis and Helenium). Can you feel the tropical fire in this border?
The garden is planted with interesting an unusual plants and combinations(this is the blossom of the strawflower with leaves of an Angelica).
The mixed and herbaceous borders have been lavishly planted - all are true eye catchers!
When we look more closely, we discover a great variety of wonderful flower combinations.
Light and shadow accompany me over the green to the next border.
I feel good - sun sun sun!!!
In the last border near the glasshouse the planting is ery dense and there are always new surprising combinations to admire.
....and how great "Wurzerl" is discovering "Sempervivum"! This plant means my Bavarian nickname!
Ein grosses Dankeschön an Mr. und Mrs. Paice die Gartenbesitzer, vor allem an Monique Paice, die mir gestattet hat, Euch diese Bilder zu zeigen!
In the glasshouse I saw al lot of endemic plants of the Canary Islands.
Mr. and Mrs. Paice, I will tell you my admiration for your garden. Please give my regards to your head gardener Mr. Paul Williams also. If he remind me as the person which said that his planting at the Tithe Barns door is the best in the universe. We had a great fun together. Thank you so much Mrs. Paice that I can show your wonderful inspired garden here in my blog.