Our First Week

Standing in the Olde Garden, you are able to see a view of the student accommodations.

Standing in the Olde Garden, you are able to see a view of the student accommodations.

Our first week at Hidcote has been exciting and busy!

We began on Sunday with the Dawn Chorus Walk. As you can imagine we began at dawn, and listened to bird songs, watched the sun rise, and walked along public footpaths which surround the gardens.

The birding tour began at 5:00am Hidcote time, or 12:00am Longwood Gardens time.

The birding tour began at 5:00am Hidcote time, or 12:00am Longwood Gardens time.

In the gardens…

We have helped visiting children enter the sunflower growing competition,

planted and weeded portions of the Long Borders,

Some of the species planted- Consolida, Convolvulus, Linum

Some of the species planted- Consolida, Convolvulus, Linum

Plantings reflect the style of Lawrence Johnston. Sweeps and pockets of color are observed throughout the entirey of the garden.

Plantings reflect the style of Lawrence Johnston. Sweeps and pockets of color are observed throughout the entirey of the garden.

leveled the Stilt Garden,

Nick in the beginning stages of leveling the gravel.

Nick in the beginning stages of leveling the gravel.

took on a project of our own, and planted two beds in Mrs. Winthrop’s Garden to reflect the historic ambience of the specific garden area (before and after pictures to come),

trimmed hedges and replanted the original entrance to Hidcote.

This garden will look a bit different now as we have trimmed the Euonymus hedge and planted gerbera daisies in place of the tulips.

This garden will look a bit different now as we have trimmed the Euonymus hedge and planted gerbera daisies in place of the tulips.

One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: