Wordless Wednesday – Postcards from The Salutation Gardens, Sandwich


The Salutation Gardens in Sandwich, Kent are a triumph of structure, symmetry and planting


The garden is 3.7 acres of ordered lushness


A series of rooms, cleverly folded along axes and diagonals like an origami napkin


It was early May when we visited and the gardens bold lines were just blurring as fresh growth spilt across hard and soft boundaries


Bananas and tropical plantings were newly unwrapped


Colour was beginning to show


Interestingly, both house and gardens here were designed by the architect Edwin Lutyens (1912).


Even the ordinary are interesting here. This is a deadnettle:  a Balm-leaved red deadnettle, Lamium orvala. Its flowers are large and showy.


Vibrant tapestries have been woven from exotic and common-place flowers


A very green view, from the house down the main perennial borders towards the sea


Sadie was able to explore with us, because these lovely gardens are dog-friendly

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11 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Postcards from The Salutation Gardens, Sandwich

  1. Chloris says:

    Thank you for the tour. This garden is on my list to visit. Steve Edney came to talk to my garden group and I liked his enthusiasm.

  2. Christina says:

    I love it. Another for the list

  3. How very beautiful… Thank you!

  4. Sam says:

    You were in my area! My kids go to the school around the corner 🙂 It’s a lovely garden, isn’t it? If you’re over this way again and have time, let me know and maybe we could meet for a coffee.

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