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photoblog image Kate Stuart- Smith' Serge Hill Garden

Kate Stuart- Smith' Serge Hill Garden

 

in Bedmond, Hertfordshire, situated next door to The Barn, her brother Tom Stuart- Smith' garden. "This lovely Regency house is set in beautiful parkland with a walled garden". In the background London should be seen. We had a fine vegan lunch at the tables outside the house, afterwards a dessert with coffee or tea. I especially loved this garden with the wide view and the wonderful big trees. I think Kate is as talented as her brother, but she is glad not to be as famous as her brother as she said.

"Tom and Kate Stuart-Smith are opening their stunning gardens for charity (training for disabled persons who want to work as gardener). The cost of visiting The Barn Garden alone is £15 a head. For both gardens - Serge Hill & The Barn - it is £24 per head for the first 25 people and then £15 per head thereafter."

Kate Stuart- Smith' Serge Hill Garden

 

in Bedmond, Hertfordshire, situated next door to The Barn, her brother Tom Stuart- Smith' garden. "This lovely Regency house is set in beautiful parkland with a walled garden". In the background London should be seen. We had a fine vegan lunch at the tables outside the house, afterwards a dessert with coffee or tea. I especially loved this garden with the wide view and the wonderful big trees. I think Kate is as talented as her brother, but she is glad not to be as famous as her brother as she said.

"Tom and Kate Stuart-Smith are opening their stunning gardens for charity (training for disabled persons who want to work as gardener). The cost of visiting The Barn Garden alone is £15 a head. For both gardens - Serge Hill & The Barn - it is £24 per head for the first 25 people and then £15 per head thereafter."

comments (12)

J'aimerais bien être assise à  cette table et manger ce bon gâteau.
Philine: Ce gâteau était très délicieux. Merci bien, Martine!
Goodness - that's a steep price! But it looks like it's worth it!
Philine: Very expensive indeed, but both gardens were wonderful. Many thanks, Elizabeth!
Encore un devor de reve ..merci
Philine: Merci bien, Claudine!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Jun 2019, 07:03
It certainly is expensive, which must keep it rather select
Philine: Yes, it does, no hordes of tourists, we were the only group and nicely welcomed. Many thanks, Lisl!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Jun 2019, 07:15
This is definitely a private paradise Philine, a real delight for visitors
Philine: You hit the nail on its head, Chris! Many thanks!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jun 2019, 07:40
An interesting pricing structure; it would certainly keep all but the diehards away (and the riff raff, of course, with their screaming children smile ) Do the first 25 get anything special - tea on the terrace maybe? I would imagine that Kate prefers her more private side; she can concentrate more on the things she likes to do.
Philine: Yes, no place for the GUW as you formerly often said. I think that tea (today the right word!) would be included, but our fine vegan lunch was also rather expensive (20 Euro). Kate "prefers her more private side" indeed. She has some woofers in her garden, her best volunteer were a botanist from Germany as she said. Thank you , Alan, and enjoy your summerday! A visit to a garden in Hampshire could be recreative.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Jun 2019, 07:40
The house looks delightful and also it’s setting. I’m not sure about a swimming pool in England though. Norma and I stayed in a lovely campsite (because of the setting, but it was overbearing with rules and regulations). It was at Laacher See and we swam in the lake there. It was fabulous. This is south of Bonn.
Philine: Some private gardens of the rich owners we visited have a swimming pool. The Laacher See is wonderful, I assume you visited the famous monastery "Maria Laach", too. Yes, the Germans tend often to 'rules and regulations' after some bad things happened. Many thanks, Chad, we have today 'Fronleichnam', an important Catholic feast with processions and an official holyday!
A very desirable residence!
Philine: Visiting this garden was a wonderful experience. Many thanks, Prof. Wilson!
You are seeing the cream of the English garden scene
Philine: You are an expert in gardening as I know, many thanks, Mr. Stone!
It's good to know that the steep fee in part will be used for training disabled persons in the art of gardening, Philine. Your photos show the beauty of the place.
Philine: We were gladly ready to pay those fee. The free view on the landscape around is wonderful. Many thanks, Beverly!
This really looks a lovely place, I get the feeling you were quite taken by it.
Philine: Yes, I was taken by this garden, a really lovely place to sit down there. Many thanks, Brian!
A beautiful house deserves a beautiful garden. That they are opening it to raise money for charity is wonderful
Philine: We were gladly ready to pay those high fees. I saw also some disabled persons working in one part of the garden. Many thanks, Bill!

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