Wordless Wednesday – Postcards from The Salutation Gardens, Sandwich

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

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The garden is 3.7 acres of ordered lushness

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

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

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Bananas and tropical plantings were newly unwrapped

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Colour was beginning to show

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

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

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

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

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

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9 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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