Open Gardens- Probably Britain’s Best Kept Secret

I walk past 15th and 16th century houses in my village every day with their thatched roofs, cob walls, and character windows. One house always has the most wonderful perfumed roses with fragrance drifting over the wall of the back garden. I have always been curious as to what else is in that garden and…

Gardens in Shiraz

The scent of orange blossom filled the air as I entered the gardens in the historic Citadel in Shiraz. Carpets of Persian buttercups covered the lawns. This was just one of several magnificent gardens in Shiraz. Persian gardens typically have a classic structure. They are formal with stone water features running through them which feed…