Waddeson Manor

This weekend I went to visit Waddeson Manor, a Victorian Garden created by Ferdinand de Rothschild. Today, it is owned by the National Trust and is also supported by an endowment by the Rothschild’s family. This was another garden I was looking forward to visiting because of the extravagant display of horticulture.

Marigolds, Helitrope, and Petunias.

Marigolds, Helitrope, and Petunias,

 Neo-Renaissance styled château's will be all the rage in a couple of more years.

Neo-Renaissance styled châteaus will be all the rage in a couple of more years.

Waddeson Manor has carpet bedding which is designed using a computer to layout the design of the bed. The design is already made in the trays so it can easily be placed into the bed. This task which could have taken more than a week to complete, can be finished in a day.

I wish I was taller.

The bed is best viewed from a elevated height, not by a person who is smaller than five feet.

I was fortunate enough to enter the house so that I could attempt a shot of the gardens from a higher perspective. However, most of the curtains were closed to protect the tapestry collection.

An overhead view of the gardens from a window of the house.

An overhead view of the gardens from a window of the house. The window was not aligned to the central axis and there are people in the shot! So sad.

An oval bed planting. The bed slopes to where the highest elevation is the center.

An oval bed planting. The bed slopes to where the highest elevation is the center, helping tier the plants by height.

A bird "topiary" created by succulents.

A bird “topiary” created by succulents.

 

2 comments

  1. Charlene

    These gardens are so beautiful. Nick you could carry around a six foot ladder!!!! Thank you for sharing. Charlene Palmer

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