gardens

Adventures in Boots – ‘Lunuganga’ in Bentota, Sri Lanka – March 2017

During the latter part of our travels around Sri Lanka in January we visited Geoffrey Bawa’s garden ‘Lunuganga’ in Bentota. Mr Bawa was an (mostly) English educated Sri Lankan architect – the most famous architect in Sri Lanka, who died in 2003. Geoffrey Bawa House Interior Born into a priviliged family in 1919 he didn’t […]

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Adventures in Boots – Latimer House – December 2016

December is a quiet time for flowers in the garden but it’s a very aromatic time for winter flowering shrubs. Even though it isn’t winter just yet, this week I spotted a Viburnum x bodnantense whilst working in a garden. The blossom wasn’t quite fully open but the scent was sweet & pleasant. These stems […]

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Adventures in Boots – Coleton Fishacre – November 2016

It was like stepping back in time visiting Coleton Fishacre during our August bank holiday in Devon. The Arts & Craft styled house was superbly curated & reminded me of childhood visits to my grandmother’s home where the bathroom furniture & colours were similar. The house & garden are now under the guardianship of the […]

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Adventures in Boots – The Garden House – October 2016

When I looked at the map whilst on a recent trip to South Devon I thought The Garden House near Yelverton too far to travel through the busy windy roads in a campervan on an August bank holiday. However, tweeting with a fellow garden visiting pal put me right & we decided it would be […]

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My first blog post

Greetings readers and welcome to my blog and my first blog post. My name is Helen Reeley Future writings will include words about gardens, books, food, fashion, travel, people, outdoors, my dog Obi-Wan and my home town Berkhamsted. For now…that is it, as Louise Towler needs this post to get the blog up and running. Health and happiness to […]

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