Category Archives: Manor Houses

Sissinghurst, May 2012: The Flowergasm

Crude, yes. But it got your attention, no? I didn’t plan on going to these gardens in any special order, but I am glad that I saw Sissinghurst after Stowe, if only to experience the contrast of the two styles, … Continue reading

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Stowe, May 2012

As part of my research on garden design and its changes, I’ve read about landscape gardens. However, like with most things that you read about, seeing one in person is a whole different experience. Landscape gardens are a completely different … Continue reading

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Ham House and Fenton House, April 2011

Ham House is similar to the house in my novel: a country estate surrounded by formal, laid-out gardens, which are in turn surrounded by countryside. Although now, of course, that countryside is parks and suburban neighborhoods. The gardens are a … Continue reading

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