June 01, 2012

Stourhead

This garden is arguably the best examples of the 18th century garden style known as English Landscape Garden.  This is made of a hugh man-made lake, temples, picturesque views all created from scratch.  
The dead oak is makes this view so amazing.  That's a centuries old English oak decomposing in a dignified manner.  So beautiful. 





Both Frank & I have a book on English Gardens with this exact view on the cover sans a peacock.













Although we saw some outstanding displays of Rhododendrons of every color, there wasn't any long perennial beds or other annuals apart from the Meadows. 








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