Tag: Flowers

Spring Flowers at Hall’s Croft

Heady scent of wallflowers amongst the tulips, in the gardens at Hall’s Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon, 15th April 2014. Hall’s Croft was the home of William Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her husband, a physician, Dr John Hall. The celebrated Victorian writer and author, Marie Corelli, lived briefly at Hall’s Croft.

Stratford-upon-Avon Summer Flowers

Stratford-upon-Avon always does itself proud in the summer with its window boxes and hanging baskets. Here’s just a taster: first, hanging baskets in front of Shakespeare’s birthplace and second, flower tubs and hanging baskets in Red Lion Square, off Bridge Street. (Click the images to see the larger versions).

Pink Peonies New Place Gardens

Pink peonies photographed in the gardens of New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, this afternoon. (Click the image to see the larger version). New Place is the site of the former home of William Shakespeare. Regrettably, the house was demolished in 1759 by the owner, Reverend Francis Gastrell, in a fit of pique, following a dispute over local […]

Young Lycidas Scented Rose

Photographed in the garden this afternoon the scented rose “Young Lycidas”. (Click the image to see the larger version). This rose was planted at the end of last November and is now flourishing. It has a lovely ‘old rose’ perfume ! A David Austin rose, “Young Lycidas” was named to mark the 400th anniversary of […]

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