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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Monday, 10 June 2013

Gardens of Westminster Abbey

 Westminster Abbey has several small gardens within its grounds, the largest of which is the College garden. Having been established in the 11th cent it is said to be the oldest in England, with its original use as a place where food was grown to feed the monks who lived in the Abbey. Although  a hidden gem,it is unlike the others I visited this weekend as the gardens can be viewed by the public on certain days of the week.









 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Little Cloister garden
 
This is a small enclosed garden with a fountain in the centre. the backdrop to the garden is the Houses of Parliament

 
 
 
 
St Catherine's garden
 
This garden has been created in the ruins of the chapel of St Catherine.
 
 
 
 
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30 comments:

  1. I do so admire the gardens and architecture of England! We dramed of going there once, but may not happen. I'm happy to share it this way!

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  2. Great gardens and a grand tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. Beautiful gardens and amazing to find it tucked away close to the Abbey.

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  4. What beautiful, delightful gardens! Thank you for such a wonderful tour! Superb captures for the day!! Enjoy your week!

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  5. Grass and lawn are disappearing in Australia. Your photos show how nice even small areas can be. Grass is good for the soul.

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  6. You were lucky seeing those wonderful gardens.

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  7. Stone and greenery intertwine so beautifully at the Abbey. I can almost hear the rustling of the monk’s robes in this atmospheric place.

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  8. That is a very interesting glimpse into an almost hidden garden

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  9. What a lovely garden, the flowers are beautiful. Nice scenes of London! Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

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  10. Wonderful gardens. I love the small enclosed one. All are lovely.

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  11. Little gems tucked away in the centre of London ..... what a delight!

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  12. What an amazing place, and one I'd love to visit. A gem indeed.

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  13. I love the little secret places you find....I like the picture where you can see the House of Parliament in the background...it gives an insight into what it may have been like years ago and what it was used for.

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  14. These gardens are amazing. Hidden all over London. Who would have known if you hadn't shown us.

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  15. Wow, this is truly a beautiful place! I'm amazed at its gardens and delicacy. It has a sort of inviting glow to it, doesn't it? I love your post! Have a marvelous week & blessings to you!

    xoxo,
    Allie @ Framed by God
    http://framedbygod.blogspot.com/

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  16. What beautiful shots - such a well-hidden and secret garden!

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  17. I tried peeping at this garden when I visited Westminster (tour for the day ran out of time). Glad to see photos on your blog. Thanks for sharing.

    Hazel

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  18. I like the never seen angle on Parliament.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: the albatross came as a bit of surprise to me!

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  19. I think we missed the gardens of the Abbey when we visited in 2005 - and I am sorry I did. So thank you for showing them to me. I love these old gardens.
    Have a wonderful week.

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  20. Lovely gardens! I needed to see these lovely flowers on a gray and rainy day like today. Thanks!

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  21. The clematis blossoms are soooo pretty! The gardens are wonderful!

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  22. So many hidden gardens ! Just beautiful ! I finally posted my Loch Ness pictures !

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  23. Beautiful flowery gardens with equally magnificent architecture.

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  24. Great to see that this old garden has been maintained so beautifully! There seem to be so many secret niches in this secret garden!

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  25. Wow! Such beautiful old architecture and incredible gardens!

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  26. love the gardens. Lots to see there.

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