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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, 4 May 2015

Hampton Court Gardens


In 1515 Cardinal Wolsey began building a palace to rival the best in Europe. 500 years later Hampton Court Palace is still impressing people from around the world. Best known for being the home of Henry VIII who took over ownership from Wolsey in 1528.
I had a wonderful tour around the Palace but this post is just about the gardens. Come with me and enjoy this feast for the eyes.
















































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30 comments:

  1. Apart from the magnolias being past their prime, you were there at a perfect time to see lots of blooming.

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  2. Beautiful flowers and magnificent design and layout.

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  3. Beautiful and fun to see, accompanying our viewing of 'Wolf Hall' on PBS.

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  4. The Hampton Castle gardens are indeed beautiful! It looks very full of spring flowers and blossoming trees

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  5. Oh my such magnificent gardens, wow!!!

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  6. Wow - what wonderful gardens! I'll bet you took lots of photos (I would!)

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  7. Fun to see the gardens in the spring. I was there last fall and they were nice, but spring is much more colorful.

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  8. It certainly impressed us! We probably were there around this time of the year ... We wished we'd had more time there. Thanks for the tour and the memories.

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  9. Totally drooling over your photos - thats somewhere I've wanted to visit for a while...

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  10. Magnificent palace with such lovely garden.

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  11. English garden preeminent!


    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  12. Those tulips are just lovely!

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  13. I love those tulips. And the fact I didn't have to wait ten minutes before I could see all the photos (my laptop at home is sloooooow and now I am at my parents' place and their stuff is really fast).

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  14. Goodness, what a wonderful post! I could spend all day admiring your lovely photos. Such beautiful gardens!

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  15. The gardens were looking beautiful when you visited, and your photos are lovely.

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  16. The gardens are really beautiful with all the different flowers blooming.

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  17. Just wonderful! I love pictures of tulips and all the spring flowers, and you've done yourself proud! :-)

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  18. The flowers are so pretty. This post made me think of spring and how despite history and Henry bringing his poor wives to a sorry end a new generation of English blooms have arrived, most recently the lovely little Charlotte. :)

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  19. Just beautiful! We were there when there was mistletoe on the trees and the last roses were still blooming. I love this place and its architecture and history. Take care. Chel x

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  20. What a spectacular garden.

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  21. How gorgeous are all your shots!

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  22. Wonderful garden, the palace is high on my list to visit this year

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  23. Spring is gorgeous! Lovely flowers and blossoms..Enjoy your day!

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  24. I enlarged the photos...outstanding!!! Great post as always.

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  25. Dearest Fun60; BEAUTIFUL collections of flowers from the Hampton Castle gardens♡♡♡ How wonderful if I could enjoy British garden♪
    PS, Congratulations on your country's newly born princess. Looking so sweet and elegant.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in England, xoxo Miyako*

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  26. Amazing gardens, Will we get to read about your tour of the palace? Hope so.

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  27. must be wonderful walking in the midst of all those flowers :)

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  28. Beautiful place and the blooms are breathtaking! I especially like the tulips. I would not have even known who Cardinal Wolsey was a few weeks ago, but I just finished watching Wolf Hall on PBS here in the US.

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