The Swiss Gardens ~ July 2017 ~ finale

Part 1. Part 2.  Part 3. Part 4.

The last shots from around the Swiss Gardens.

We came across a tiny church nestled in the bushes.

inside there was a stone bible and gorgeous stained glass windows

There is also a grotto & fernery, which is interesting as it is made up of  Pulhamite, artificial rockwork invented in the 1840s and used until the 1880s for pre-cast garden or architectural ornamentation.  It was built specifically to house ferns and other shade-loving plants in one half of the structure,  and to give a warm and sunny environment for more exotic flowering plants and tree ferns in the glazed extensions.

The Swiss Cottage

Over the other side of Shuttleworth, The SHuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft are kept, and restored, and though we didn’t go in, we saw a couple in the hangar as we went back to the car

On the way home, we went passed Cardington where the Airliner lives, and it was out on the field,

full set of photos can be found HERE

The full story of the restoration and history of the Gardens can be found HERE

 

28 Comments

  1. What a stunning place…love the stained glass shot…it reminds me of a painting…Millais’ Mariana…the stained glass, the light, the leaves, beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Clare, will be googling that 🙂

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  2. Another cracking set of photos. There are some real tiny gems in that place. Great work indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. Love the tiny church

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    1. Cheers Sue, it was sweet.

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  4. I love the colours in the bridge photo.

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    1. Blue bridges seem to have been a thing! 🙂 Cheers chap.

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  5. I like the grotto photos.

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  6. Beautiful set of images of interesting places!

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  7. Timothy Price

    Great photos. The gardens have a little bit of everything. The grotto is very cool, as are the old planes. The photo looking up the the glass dome is super.

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    1. Cheers Timothy 😊

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  8. Love the shots of the stained glass window and the grotto

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  9. So beautiful! I’d love to go visit there.☺️

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    1. It’s a lovely place to visit. Cheers Kim x

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      1. I’m a traveler at heart so I really wish I’d win the lottery.

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        1. don’t we all!? 🙂

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  10. whata wonderful place. And ya photo’d it so well.

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  11. It is a stunning place and you have captured it in details and overview. I particularly like some of the indoor photos of the ones taken in the grotto & fernery.

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    1. Thanks Otto, it was hard to pick a favourite bit!

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  12. Wow such great photography!!! So beautiful! I love your Jessica Rabbit icon btw!!! She’s the best!

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  13. What a beautiful place! The photo’s are enticing – I would love to visit someday… 🙂

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    1. Thank you. It’s definitely worth seeing.

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