To Garsington

2 July 2012
Ben Pentreath

And then, from the Isle of Wight, I caught the train to Oxford, where I was met by Will and Alexa, and we drove to my friend Catherine’s house at Garsington, where she was putting on a brilliant concert in the Great Barn (get your tickets for next weekend and the one after here). Is there anything more beautiful, in the world, than the garden at Garsington in early July? No, there is not.




11 comments on this post


Aha! I was just about to mention that it is for sale. Not that I’m in the market, mind. I hope whoever takes it on keeps up those wonderful gardens. What a delight. Thank you for the beautiful pictures – and no rain!


Lovely pictures – Very Midsomer Murders indeed!!

Deby (in Canada)says:

You have stopped me in my tracks, yet again. That such beauty exists makes me so happy. I can smell and hear your pictures, and want to hug those hopelessly wonky yews. Thank you again for so generously sharing!

Hi Ben, this is absolutely gorgeous! And what wonderful photos. I am wondering, is this where Ottoline Morrell lived?

I think you could be right. There may not be anything more beautiful in the world than this garden. And I was just at Sissinghurst. By the way, when I was visiting London last month I made my sister take me to your shop. We were both entranced. All best, Phyllis


Wow, Wow Wow Wow,Wowww. I love the final picture where the violet rays are filtering through, very magical.


These pictures were so soothing to view as we endure 106 degree temperatures here in South Carolina!

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