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photoblog image Southern atmosphere in Beth Chatto Gardens

Southern atmosphere in Beth Chatto Gardens

 

on a sunny day

 

"One of the most influential plantswomen in Britain, Beth Chatto OBE VMH transformed an overgrown wasteland into an extensive, beautiful garden. Continuing to oversee the developments well into her 90s, Beth created a pleasant place to visit, attracting people from all over the world. Whether visitors intend to have a peaceful walk followed by relaxing in the tearoom or arrive with the intention of purchasing from a wide range of plants, the Beth Chatto Gardens are a place that can be enjoyed by all. Since Beth’s death on 13th May 2018, her family and 50 plus workers are determined to keep the gardens alive and continue to develop and build on Beth’s aims and visions. The Beth Chatto Gardens are a legacy and a memorial of the fantastic, green-fingered gardener.

Situated near Elmstead Market, Colchester, the Beth Chatto Gardens are home to over 2000 varieties of plants. Split into several smaller gardens, habitats suitable for all types of plants have been developed, allowing native and exotic flowers and shrubs to blossom. From drought-tolerant plants to those that live near water, Beth Chatto has them all, however, the state of the land when Beth first purchased it was a completely contrasting, sorry sight.

On arrival, visitors enter the newly developed Gravel Garden, which was once used as the car park. It was originally formed as an experiment by Beth Chatto and her team of workers. Famous for never needing to be watered, the free-draining soil is perfect for the Gardens’ selection of drought-tolerant plants, including ornamental grass and a tall eucalyptus tree, a plant native to Australia. Of the whole Beth Chatto Gardens, it is these plants that coped best during Britain’s July-August 2018 heatwave."

 

I admired the modern, abstract art at the trunk of the eucalyptus trees.

Southern atmosphere in Beth Chatto Gardens

 

on a sunny day

 

"One of the most influential plantswomen in Britain, Beth Chatto OBE VMH transformed an overgrown wasteland into an extensive, beautiful garden. Continuing to oversee the developments well into her 90s, Beth created a pleasant place to visit, attracting people from all over the world. Whether visitors intend to have a peaceful walk followed by relaxing in the tearoom or arrive with the intention of purchasing from a wide range of plants, the Beth Chatto Gardens are a place that can be enjoyed by all. Since Beth’s death on 13th May 2018, her family and 50 plus workers are determined to keep the gardens alive and continue to develop and build on Beth’s aims and visions. The Beth Chatto Gardens are a legacy and a memorial of the fantastic, green-fingered gardener.

Situated near Elmstead Market, Colchester, the Beth Chatto Gardens are home to over 2000 varieties of plants. Split into several smaller gardens, habitats suitable for all types of plants have been developed, allowing native and exotic flowers and shrubs to blossom. From drought-tolerant plants to those that live near water, Beth Chatto has them all, however, the state of the land when Beth first purchased it was a completely contrasting, sorry sight.

On arrival, visitors enter the newly developed Gravel Garden, which was once used as the car park. It was originally formed as an experiment by Beth Chatto and her team of workers. Famous for never needing to be watered, the free-draining soil is perfect for the Gardens’ selection of drought-tolerant plants, including ornamental grass and a tall eucalyptus tree, a plant native to Australia. Of the whole Beth Chatto Gardens, it is these plants that coped best during Britain’s July-August 2018 heatwave."

 

I admired the modern, abstract art at the trunk of the eucalyptus trees.

comments (9)

I love those trees!
Philine: Me, too - many thanks, Elizabeth! Later I'll show some more trees from Beth Chatto Gardens.
she sounds like an admirable character and i am pleased to hear that more people will continue her work forward, Philine.
Philine: Yes, she must have been, an icon of English gardening. Many thanks, Ayush!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Feb 2020, 06:33
I am very impressed with what you say and what I see Philine. This place must be a joy to visit
Philine: Yes, it is a wonderful place. I remember to have seen the old lady Beth Chatto some years ago in her garden. Many thanks, Chris!
This looks and sounds like a great place to visit Philine
Philine: It is indeed, and also an eldorado for buying plants. Many thanks, Bill!
Un lieu vraiment agréable à  découvrir !
Philine: Vraiment, merci bien, Claudine!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Feb 2020, 07:38
The shape of the eucalyptus tree is quite unmistakable. The bark patterns are always fascinating. I like the idea of the Gravel Garden with its drought-resistant plants.
Philine: Yes, it is important for coming years considering the climate change. More drought- resistant plants, also trees, are needed in our countries. Many thanks, Alan!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Feb 2020, 08:22
What an achievement from a wasteland, Philine
Philine: There are some examples in England for such achievements, for example Eden garden in Cornwall. Many thanks, Lisl!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Feb 2020, 08:22
My sons wife is from Colchester and I was stationed there in the army from January 1973 until I left in July.
Philine: Yes, I recall - I have been in Colchester only for some hours, and it was sad to see some decline in the centre of the town. Many thanks, Chad!
Somewhere I would like to go, I see your September holiday is including this garden.
Philine: This garden is one of the most famous gardens in GB. Many thanks, Brian!

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