It feels as though this summer in England has disappeared in the blink of an eye, and at the same time, feels as though too much has happened for it to have been only four months. It is a strange and wonderful feeling. I have met so many great people throughout my travels, and have made such good friends, it is difficult to leave them so soon. But, like a garden, all beautiful things are ephemeral. My time here at Hidcote has been particularly lovely, being able to work with a great team, with a great sense of humor. It truly is the people that make the place, and Hidcote is not lacking in color or character in any regard.
I will leave you with just a few more bits and bobs, in and out of the garden.
I was also able to make arrangements for the house in addition to our general garden tasks, which was a great opportunity for me to be creative and use some of the most interesting flowers one might find, straight from the garden.
I will genuinely miss everyone at this one-of-a-kind garden. It has been an education in of itself, learning the history of the place and the transformation that has occurred, just in the last 15 years. I can not wait to see the additional progress they make in the years to come. With luck, it will not be too long until I can return to this wonderful country, an eden without a doubt.