We visited Cowbridge Physic Garden today. A scant half-acre walled garden, it manages to cram in everything you could ever ask from a physic garden. It is a magical place and I snapped my way around, greedily grabbing scenes of knot garden and pleach and fountain. At its farthest reaches, we stepped through an arched doorway, from brightness into shade. Unbeknownst to us, we were now in the Old Hall Gardens, admiring a pendula lime, ancient yew and tulip tree. The shaded border was plumptious with astrantia, thalictrum and Solomon’s seal. And a stand of perfect red poppies, dramatically spotlit. It was the shot of the day.

14 thoughts on “Spotlight

  1. I believe they have a plant sale coming up in early July. Poss 10th but I’ll check for you. We may have an HPS table there if someone gets round to asking our members for plants to sell!

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  2. I went online to look at the garden and watched their video. Lovely! The poppy photo is sublime. I love the way poppies look as though someone crumpled them in their hand and yet they are perfect.

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  3. I hope you’ll share more of the garden with us when you have time, sounds like a wonderful place. I love poppies, saw lots of yellow and orange ones in Somerset at the end of May, I must buy some seeds for next year.

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