Friday, June 21, 2013

Ham House and Gardens, Richmond, London, England

Ham House
An Herb Garden View from the House
Forgot to See This Up Close!
The Lady's Closet Where She Entertained Company!
Wonderful Wide Windowsills for Herbs
Beautiful Entrance Hall Bouquet
The Still House
Wisteria Growing on the Orangery!
A Kitchen Garden with an Orchard
Rhubarb Looks Ready!
Russell School Garden
Ham Multi-Cultural Women's Group Patch
I always to try to get to some historic houses and gardens when I am in England.  This time was no exception.  We traveled by the Tube to Richmond, a very posh suburb of London to see Ham House and Garden.  The house was magnificent inside just as Hardwick Hall was.  I took only a few photos inside the house because it was just so dark.  The Still House was interesting and I think they have demonstrations of herbal remedies and products during busier times.  The gardens were very interesting and ran the gambit of informal to very formal and even some community gardens as you can see from the above.  I will just have to go back to see the lavender bushes behind the hedge!  My excuse!  Once you leave the Tube/Train station, you have to take either a bus which drops you off and you walk a good distance to the house or you can take a cab.  We opted for the latter and had a very nice cabbie who has taken Jerry Hall and Pete Townsend (residents of Richmond) around in his cab.  All in all we enjoyed our afternoon at Ham House and Gardens.

Well, it has been a beautiful hot day here in the 'Burgh.  We had errands this morning and the afternoon as just drifted away.  So I will spend tomorrow in the garden and catch you up on what's been going on.  Hope you are having a great day wherever you may be.  Talk to you later.  

2 comments:

CJ said...

Nancy, you always share the most wonderful photos of England. I hope to go one day myself, but for now I will enjoy your trips.

Your verbena in your blog photo looks to be growing nicely after all that snow!

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks CJ! Hope you do get to go across the pond. You have a new kitchen to enjoy instead! Lucky you! Yes, I was amazed about the lemon verbena coming back because we had a cold and wet winter! It was a big bonus. xo