Photo a day.....11th June.
"The Old Gate".
The blurb in the Chelsea guide says.....
This old farmyard garden was once lovingly maintained, especially by the farmer's wife, who found the soft colours of the perennials a welcome change from the open fields of uniform crops. Sadly, war has changed all this and the farm is growing food to fight a war and boost the "Dig for Victory" campaign. Part of the garden has now been turned over to vegetables, and the once cherished perennials seem frivolous and unworthy of such loving attention. Nature has invaded the perennials, wild flowers and grasses grow among them, creating a dishevelled but still beautiful mix of man-made and Mother Nature.
The Old Gate is a garden built to create a sense of nostalgia by evoking memories of the past. It is a garden based on an old farmyard from the 1930s to 1940s.
Whilst looking back to the past, this garden also looks to the future. It uses recycled and reclaimed materials, encourages wild plants and therefore wildlife, and promotes heritage fruit and vegetable varieties in order to secure their future.
I must admit I loved it. The detail is terrific...the photos will enlarge if you click on them if you want to see the shed properly....!