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Chevvyf1 25th March 2012 08:29 AM

Hilliers Gardens, Romsey, Hampshire
 
Hi to all you local Hampshire'ites ! Today I am orf to the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens with my dear friend.

This Acer tree is awesome with the sun shining through ... I hope to get some sharper shots of it today - sorry this is a tiny image


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As dear friend has lots of bone pain and cannot walk far - I have hired two Mobility Scooters for a few hours this morning :eek:

Sometimes, Hilliers organise "Art in the Park" displays - Butterflies like this one were quite wonderful

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We can WHIZZ around the gardens visiting down all the steep hills to get the most awesome views of uphill gardens :D then we can WHIZZ up the hills and take the Mob Scoots back for 12.20 when we take lunch in the cafe'. After which ...

we can take a gentle stroll about the gardens on the flat before going home sedately driving! :eek:

When I mentioned to my dear friend ... she GASPED and said WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UPTO ? :D :D :D

ps I have "played this game" and hired two, so as not too embarrass her and for her to enjoy all the far reached views of trees and plants! For her acceptance, I have been mischievous ...

blaggard 25th March 2012 09:21 AM

Re: Hilliers Gardens, Romsey, Hampshire
 
Gorgeous butterfly really well shot!

Chevvyf1 25th March 2012 03:08 PM

Re: Hilliers Gardens, Romsey, Hampshire
 
Cheers *chr Blaggard ... WAIT until you see the Dragonfly on the pond I just captured today :eek:

let alone the 260 other shots ... taken today :) perfect blooms and light MAGIC :D

pandora 25th March 2012 04:48 PM

Re: Hilliers Gardens, Romsey, Hampshire
 
Now if only they would all remain that still ...

Good one Chevvy!

Ann1e 25th March 2012 07:00 PM

Re: Hilliers Gardens, Romsey, Hampshire
 
Hope your friend got a pic of you whizzing round the garden! :)

Regards,
Ann1e

Chevvyf1 25th March 2012 08:25 PM

Re: Hilliers Gardens, Romsey, Hampshire
 
An1e, she took two shots of me on my scooter - but did not :( she must have pushed the button down to focus - twice and not capture :(

BUT what a day out :D SUPERB specimens of Trees, Flowers and Art Sculptures and a fab LUNCH too ! Last but not least, all the staff are so passionate about their work !

Here is Anna - our Mobility Scooters were the same - so useful we could not have walked the distance and hills

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Places to sit and enjoy the planting - vivid colours

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Here is that FAB Acer with Copper silver birch like bark peeling

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This Heather and the conical conifers

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More of the sun through the copper peeling Acer bark

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TWO trees were laden with Mistletoe

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Amazing reflections of Daffs & Trees in the pond

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Chevvyf1 25th March 2012 08:31 PM

Re: Hilliers Gardens, Romsey, Hampshire
 
Sculpture in the pond with Coot

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Amazing Dragonfly Sculpture over the pond

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Soon this Bog Garden will be amazing in colored flowers

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Anna is zooming off

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Magnolia Millions of MAGNIFICANT plants

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Azaelia or Rhodi ?

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Chevvyf1 25th March 2012 08:36 PM

Re: Hilliers Gardens, Romsey, Hampshire
 
Dead Flowers looking like lace

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Not even 25% of the gardens seen here ! ... going back tomorrow for the Woodlands of Rhododendrons ... an awesome full day out !

Great Cafe' for lunch too
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