Grandma’s Garden

We have been staying with Grandma for the last week of the summer holidays.  One of the joys of visiting her is to see how her garden is growing.  It always looks lovely.  The garden was professionally landscaped about 12 years ago.  This means it has lots of structure and interest.  My mum is a constant taker of cutting from plants in her garden and also plants from the gardens of friends and family.  The garden is therefore always packed full of plenty of foliage and flowers.


The sundial surrounded by stone paths and box hedging is a great feature.  My son loves running through and around it.  Great for a game of chase.  When we arrive the first thing is does is is check the time via the sundial.

Garden seat

The back of the garden is raised and using the garden seat as a focal point works really well.

Bramley Apple Tree

Another favourite with my son is the Bramley Apple tree.  There is nothing like picking your own appples and this tree is low enough for him to reach most of the fruit.

Chimney pot with flowers

pot with flowers

Grandma excels with her flower pots. She has 6 tall chimney pots all full of tumbling flowers in the summer. Being an expedient gardener I usually keep pots and window boxes to the minimum.  However if you have the time and inclination for constant watering grandma’s garden shows have lovely they can look.

I am linking up this post with How Does Your Garden Grow.  Please pop along and take a look at some other fantastic gardens.

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3 Responses to Grandma’s Garden

  1. Mammasaurus August 30, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    I love grandmas garden, looks and sounds very similar to my mothers too, especially with the tall planted up chimmney pots. Love how that white seat stands out in the garden too – inviting you to sit down and enjoy the view. I always had a fascination with sundials as a child too.

    Many thanks for sharing this x

    • Lynda August 31, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

      Thanks for your comments – i’m wondering if we may have a go at making a sundial

  2. Stephanie September 2, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    Wow! What a stunning garden. Makes me think of my own Gran and how much I loved her garden. I would love to have a garden half as nice as this one.