BG’s Visit to Fairbanks

Herbaceous border

Herbaceous border

We visited Fairbanks, the home of Mr and Mrs Robin Lees on Tuesday 2 September.  They are members of the National Gardens Scheme and made us very welcome.

The herbaceous borders were wonderful, as you see on the left, and the lawn seemed to go on for miles down the garden.

Vegetable garden

Vegetable garden

Further down there was a vegetable garden, see on the right.

At the end of the garden was a young orchard just waiting for a first crop – see picture below –

Young orchard

Young orchard

 

 

After strolling around the garden Mr and Mrs Lees served up tea and cake – wonderful on a beautiful sunny day in the depths of Hampshire!  What a lovely way to spend an afternoon – see picture below –

 

Afternoon tea in the sun

Afternoon tea in the sun

As you see we had quite a turn-out of BG members.

Below are a couple of pictures of the herbaceous borders all down one side of the garden.

Wonderful herbaceous borders

Wonderful herbaceous borders

 

 

 

 

Beautiful herbaceous borders

Beautiful herbaceous borders

 

 

 

 

 

 

BGs at Fairbanks

BGs at Fairbanks

 

 

 

 

Time for a cuppa

Time for a cuppa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BGs and verbena

BGs and verbena

 

Chris Sarah and Helen enjoying a cuppa

Chris Sarah and Helen enjoying a cuppa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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