Gardener’s Delight

Last night we celebrated husband’s 49-for-the-second-time birthday in style and checked into Barnsley House, a country house in a nearby village that has been converted into a hotel. We’ve been longtime patrons of Barnsley House’s bar and cinema, but this was the first time we’ve spent the night. It’s a special place, especially so if you’re a gardener. It used to be the home of the famous English garden designer, Rosemary Verey, and the property still maintains her handiwork, as well as vegetable and kitchen gardens. Despite the fact that I have a black thumb, I still find it magical. Here are the pictures to prove it. Hope you enjoy as much as we did.

Christmas decorations in the lounge
Romantic freestanding double tubs in our room, pre-supplied
with a distinctly British idea of erotic literature
Spot the birthday boy
More Christmas decorations in
the hotel’s Potager Restaurant
Breakfast with local eggs and vegetables from the garden
Garden folly
Guardian of the garden
This is a potager. I don’t know what a potager is but I want one.
Something to come back for in another season

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