A magnificent Scotch Thistle, Onopordon acanthium. After seeing this, I raised some Scotch Thistles the following season.
The medieval knot garden.
The medieval knot garden features traditional herbs.
The Scent Garden. The bronze identification plaques add legends in Braille.
On the left, perennial beds and conservatories, on the right, ponds for water plants.
Downstairs are books for sale.
A perennial bed. Dad is eyeing the pansies. The large round inflorescences belong to alliums, and the orange blooms are lilies, I guess.
In those days, people used to smoke.
The other perennial bed adjoining the conservatory.
On the other side of the ponds, there are beds of annuals. In early springtime, these beds are planted to tulips.
So impressed was I by the rich red of this dianthus that I raised this kind the following season.
Under the pergola at the entrance to the Cranford Memorial Rose Garden. "Pergola" has the stress on the first syllabus. But don't ask me how to pronounce "kiln," because I don't know. Over the ensuing years, the pergola rotted away.