On Sunday I made a quick check online using the NGS website to find somewhere to visit. Midney Gardens came up. We had previously stopped here and enjoyed refreshments with excellent home made cakes but had not visited the gardens. We are so pleased we made that decisions: as we were chatting with Dave Chase and Alison Hoghton after our tour, we found out that they had now sold their cottage and were moving within weeks.
A rusted bent iron gate is as good as any artist would make on the entrance to a graveled area.
There were large numbers of interesting shrubs as well as perennials and bulbs, and such picturesque smaller spaces where Dave's expertise in positioning and using colour in shrubs and in the texture, shape and the many hues of green, made each space quite distinct and a joy to take in.
Views through the labyrinth to a long path bordering the Wildlife pond.
I found Dave's positioning of short soft grasses at the apex of beds, when paths criss cross particularly pleasing.
Quite honestly a walk in the opposite direction, and a second walk round would have been necessary to take in its many variations. Mr S was however aware that we were cutting it fine for the piece de resistance: Tea and Cake!