A Warm English Welcome

One of the fantastic garden rooms of Hidcote Manor Gardens, the Red Border!

One of the fantastic garden rooms of Hidcote Manor Gardens, the Red Border!

It has been three days since Christina and I have arrived at Hidcote Manor Gardens. I have moved in, but I am still adjusting to the time lapse. We begin working in the garden on Tuesday, so for now, we are exploring garden and the surrounding area.

So comfortable!

So comfortable!

Hidcote is located in Gloucestershire, on the west side of England.  The area is rural, with surrounding land being dedicated for grazing sheep and growing the crop plant, Brassica napus (rapaseed).

Starting the day off with the soothing sounds of sheep "baa-ing"!

Starting the day off with the soothing sounds of sheep “baa-ing”!

Fields of rapaseed can be seen everywhere you walk.

Fields of rapaseed can be seen everywhere you walk. This crop is grown for bio-diesel production.

The nearby towns are compact, with a couple of shops and houses that each have a unique and beautiful garden. The nearby towns take a while to visit by foot, but it is well worth the effort.

Who wouldn't want to live here?

Who wouldn’t want to live here?

A fascinating specimen tree, the Monkey Puzzle.

A fascinating specimen tree, Araucaria araucana (Monkey Puzzle).

6 comments

  1. Jean Brown

    So glad you made it safely and are settling in. We will enjoy reading your blog! Tell Christina I am an ESF graduate(1978) !

  2. Matthew Ross

    Looks like you guys are off to a good start. I have a friend that worked on monkeypuzzle distribution in colege if you were ever interested knowing more about them feel free to drop me an email.

  3. Charlene

    Hi Nick I work with your mom and find all of your travels so wonderful and what you can do with plants. Good luck in England. I’ll keep reading your blog. Charlene

  4. NICHOLAS LIMONCELLI

    HI NICK.THIS IS GRANDPA NICK I READ YOUR BLOG AND ITS VERY INTERESTING. GOOD LUCK AND KEEP US POSTED ON YOUR WORK AND TRAVELS

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