York Museum Gardens, March 2011

When I was in York I had a chance to visit the Museum Gardens. On the banks of the River Ouse, the Museum Gardens contain Roman, Medieval, Tudor, and Victorian-era buildings. The gardens themselves aren’t so much formal, geometric beds as softly sloping lawns, flower beds, and trees that surround these structures.

For my research, the gardens aren’t vital, but they did give me ideas about integrating Abbey ruins into a garden, which is something I’m thinking about for the novel.

Pieces of stone from the Abbey used to edge beds.

Ruins of St. Mary's Church.

Gothic arches spied through the still leafless trees. Also, daffodils. You can't go anywhere in England in March and April without tripping over seas of daffodils!

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