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A full day at Powis Gardens and a stop into Bryan’s Ground

September 1, 2016

What a great day of gardening adventures. After a lovely English breakfast we drove through some very scenic countryside on our drive to Powis Castle and Gardens.The head gardener Dave met us at the gates and gave us a wonderful overview of this huge garden. There were three terraced levels before getting to the bottom and the formal gardens. We saw so many outstanding plant specimens with a half dozen genus of plants we had never heard of. 

We did get our group photo here too.As a group, we began to split up as some wanted to see more of the gardens, some the castle, some the museum and some to eat. Several of us stayed with Dave to see more of the garden and hear about the maintenance. It takes 10 weeks and o shear all the hegdes!These gardens were truly well done, with great collections of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, tropicals, fruit trees, herbs and roses. Speaking of roses, the rose hips were the largest I have ever seen. We pulled ourselves away mid-afternoon and drove through some small country roads to get to a privately owned smaller garden Bryan’s Ground. There were many rooms to this eclectic garden, with some interesting garden art. We made it back a little after 7, and folks divided up for a quick dinner. A group of us had an interesting Indian dining experience.I haven’t laughed this hard in a while. Now to bed for another full day tomorrow. 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Mimi Seibel permalink
    September 2, 2016 7:21 am

    It just looks so amazing! I am following your trip with great anticipation for the next day!

  2. September 2, 2016 3:44 pm

    Fine looking people in the group shot. The gargoyles look as those something didn’t agree, Indian food maybe?
    Jean Ann

    • uamg permalink
      September 2, 2016 4:08 pm

      The group shot is missing someone!

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