Thursday, July 9, 2009

Come on through


I'm no gardener. I'm not one of those people who finds it therapeutic and rewarding. I find it backbreaking and.....grotty!

But just because I don't love gardening doesn't mean I don't love gardens. My mum created a beautiful garden in the home I grew up in and I loved just being in it and soaking up the beauty.

My own poor garden is a little bit bedraggled and unloved. And it is also small. I love the idea of having a garden big enough to divide it into 'rooms', suggested by a garden gate or an archway. It provides a little mystery and romance, 'secret garden' style. I also love the idea of a gardener!

Hope you enjoy these garden rooms.

27 comments:

Marcy said...

I love the gates and arches. They create a "welcome" to a wonderful garden that beckons beyond.

Fabulous garden photos.

Courtney said...

I'm the same way - love admiring a beautiful garden, hate getting too close to worms and dirt under my nails. But these pictures are gorgeous, and make me think twice about starting my own garden.

Beth said...

I hate gardening as well but adore gardens! I just visited the most glorious botanical garden yesterday and wished it were mine :). Beautiful photos.

my favorite and my best said...

love them all!

KINHA said...

Hi!
The gardens are beautiful.I love gardens too.Thanks for visiting and comments on the blog.

Melissa said...

I love the gates and the 'secret garden' idea.

I'm not a fan of gardening either....I go out with the best of intentions and 5 minutes later decided I've sweated enough for one day. ;)

I'm Julia said...

The hedgerows forming a fence are so romantic.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I love gardens so much, but I hate getting dirty too! all I do is water it {when I remember}. those images are glorious! xo

alice said...

I wish I had the desire and the ability to make a garden like some of these! It must be magical to spend an evening with friends in a little garden nook :)

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Thanks for the inspiration - we're redoing our garden at this very moment! How are things going? I'm finally having some time for blogging again, and it's great to be back :)
Big hug!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Arches and gates. Love them!
gorgeous photographs!!

Isa said...

Gates, arches, vines... oh my! Love, love, love these photos. I don't like the backbreaking parts, but I do love gardening. That last photo sent me to the moon. It's everything I love. YUM! Thanks for the gorgeous tour.
xo Isa

Porchlight Interiors said...

I'm with you Catherine! I would love a beautiful garden but I would need a gardener to go with it! I just love these images with the garden doors and gates...fabulous! Tracey xx

Draffin Bears said...

All the gardens are so beautiful.
You do need to be in the mood and it is always inspiring to see other lovely gardens to make you want to get out there.

I got out yesterday and planted a few plants and will share a post soon.

Have a great weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Yep me too. Love all these images. A place to dream. I love being in a beautiful garden but not really into gardening. I don;t have a yard at present and really miss it. It is wonderful how calming nature can be and help you to get focus. Even just a patch of grass!!Beautiful relaxing post! x Julie

Brabourne Farm said...

Thank you Catherine! These photos are just what I need right at this moment - no more excuses, I'm off outside to garden. Have a lovely weekend. Leigh

My name is PJ. said...

Wow, they're lovely! For some reason, the last photo makes me want to see what's through the gate......

Struggler said...

Oh, I'm the same. I love to sit in a beautiful garden, visit larger gardens, and have even enjoyed flower shows, but I just can't summon up the energy for the (fairly constant) love and upkeep they need.
Beautiful pictures you've found here.

Heidi said...

you are pulling at my heart strings. Hope you have a great weekend and birthday. Love, Heidi

Jen R. said...

Lovely garden rooms! Thanks for sharing!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What awesome pictures....Beautiful

I enjoyed reading your blog today.
It is so much fun making new blog friends.
Hope you will stop by for a visit.

pinkstilettos said...

These are all so pretty! Love gardens...I wish I had one! Daisy~

Dirty Dolly Design said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Can't wait to get my hands dirty again come spring. Annie

the7daggetts said...

Such beautiful gardens. I see my yard looking all pretty with big planned garden spaces, too. But alas, I am also not a gardener. If only I could afford the luxury of hiring someone to bring it all to life for me.

JBeaudetStudios said...

What a beautiful garden! I'm with you on the gardening and also have to go to my mom's to enjoy one. I tried hydrangeas last year and they became beautiful dried flowers! I'm done wasting my money and will just continue enjoying other's hard work.

Rachael said...

gorgeous images Catherine... and i too love the idea of a gardener....

{this is glamorous} said...

so, so lovely! arches made of blossoms are some of the best things about summer