English Flower Garden
The style which inspired the English flower garden at Hamilton Gardens is the Arts and Crafts of the nineteenth century, commonly referred to as ‘gardens of a golden afternoon‘. Unfortunately for us this was a rainy morning and more appropriate for sitting in a tea-room supping a hot cuppa!
The romantic garden is brought to life by the creation of ‘outdoor rooms’, paved pathways and flower borders leading to quaint arbors and seats. There is also a sunken lawn with a pool and fountain in the centre with paving leading away to the various plant compartments. This was the least interesting garden for me, not because it isn’t beautifully done, as it is, but simply because I get my fill of these styles of gardens all the time in the UK. I hadn’t come all the way from England to see an English Garden. I wanted to see something different. But please enjoy the delicacy of this fragrant spot. And have a rest on that coveted Lutyens bench.