A return through the Long Garden – the unusual feature of these photographs is of course the sunshine and blue skies – the Divine smiling on these roses and me, a humble if enthusiastically photographing acolyte …

The Long Garden

The Long Garden forms the central core of the rose garden, with the other gardens leading from it. It contains our collection of old roses, which generally flower once in early summer. The Long Garden also includes modern shrub roses and many English Roses to extend the flowering season. The whole garden is interlaced with pergolas, which display many climbing and rambling roses. Later in the season the rambling roses produce many small hips.

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