A couple of weeks ago, Cantax House in Lacock was open for the NGS. I was keen to visit having heard that the garden was very special, and the last time I tried to visit, the garden had been flooded and so wasn't open.
The garden is lovely, it has a river running through it- always a bonus, lots of fabulous sculpture, a viewing platform, topiary and several interesting buildings and interesting planting.
Here are the photos taken in the garden:
Above, I liked this centaur, and below what a fab piece of topiary:
And here's a view of the garden from the circular viewing platform
and the vegetable garden looking the other way from the viewing platform:
Above you can just about see the viewing platform through the topiary. It's quite a magnificent structure
Above a metal sculpture and below Tim looking a wooden sculture
Topiary of a cat with Dahlias pushed into it
Above the grey leaved, black flowered Salvia, I bought mine from Derry Watkins at Special Plants
Dahlais, Sedums and Asters making a lovely display
Below a better shot of the viewing platform
And a lovely topiary arch with the wonderwoman already seen in earlier photos.
Here's the part of the garden near the house where teas were being served across the river.
And then walking round Lacock, I came across these quite exceptional red hot pokers. Who knew they could be so beautiful?