Dewstow Gardens

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Last week we took a 3 day trip to Wales to celebrate my partner’s birthday.

A definite highlight of the trip was our visit to Dewstow Gardens on the Tuesday afternoon.

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Kirsty Hall: Dewstow Gardens, Aug 2009

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Kirsty Hall: Dewstow Gardens, Aug 2009

The gardens are notable for their amazing restored Victorian grottoes and tunnels. I got so many good photos of the gardens that I’m going to split them into several posts: the grottoes are so delicious that they deserve a whole post all to themselves.

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Kirsty Hall: Dewstow Gardens, Aug 2009

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Kirsty Hall: Dewstow Gardens, Aug 2009

As a gardener, I thought the fern areas, the lush tropical planting and the wonderful use of water were far more successful than the more traditional border areas but that’s a small quibble, it’s still an absolutely gorgeous garden that’s well worth a visit if you’re in the area.

I’ll post the grotto pictures tomorrow. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this little chap…

Dewstow Gargoyle
Kirsty Hall: Dewstow Gargoyle, Aug 2009

I am an artist & purveyor of obsessive projects based in Hebden Bridge, England. My work involves the accretion of large numbers of small objects - pins in fabric, knots in string or hundreds of envelopes - to make sculptures that deal with fragility, loss, repetition, obsession and time.

10 thoughts on “Dewstow Gardens

  1. Missed this it looks gorgeous (in Wales too recently!)

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    Kirsty Reply:

    It’s a delightful and magical place, Lesley. If you’re back over in Wales at any point then I’d thoroughly recommend it.

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