|The Postcard and Seed Packet from Ros!|
What I love most about England is that a train ride whether short or long gets you to your destination. It is always an adventure. I even went passed Wembley Stadium. It is massive as the English like to say. Ros was waiting at the station when I got there. We started off with the cup of tea and a tour of her gardens.
|Lovely Front Bed Full of Flowering Shrubs!|
|Raised Beds of Veggies!|
|Ros is Lucky to Have a Greenhouse As Well!|
|Her Cat Posing Just for Me!|
|A Very Tranquil Setting with Herbs Near Her Patio!|
|Her Pet Rabbits!|
When we first talked about our visit, Ros mentioned John Milton's Cottage and gardens and Cliveden House. I said I thought I would like to do both! Fortunately Ros was up for doing both. So here is John Milton's Cottage and gardens first and I'll do a post on Cliveden House in the coming days. We also stopped at the Quaker Meeting House that was in the neighborhood of John Milton's Cottage because it is the burial place of William Penn and a Victorian/Edwardian House called Oak Lodge.
|John Milton's Neighbors|
|Decorative Touches Throughout the Garden!|
|A Sundial and Topiary Shrubs!|
|A Rustic Arbor Makes a Destination in the Garden!|
|A Plan of John Milton's Cottage Garden!|
|William Penn is Buried at the Quaker Meeting House in England!|
|Very Ornate Building, Oak Lodge!|
We headed over to the Quaker Meeting House and walked among the gravestones of William Penn, his wife and five children. We also saw the grave of Thomas Ellwood who was the editor of George Fox's Journal and a reader for John Milton when he became blind. My mother's middle name before she was married to my father was Elwood. Not the same spelling, but you understand that it was a surprise to see the name in connection with William Penn.
Ros also thought I would enjoy seeing Oak Lodge. It seemed to be a Victorian/Edwardian house. What a great shop or restaurant it would be. Really love the old architecture in England. Here in America we are so likely to demolish than save buildings. So this was Part One of my adventure with Ros. Part Two will be our afternoon at Cliveden House! Please stay tuned.
We have finally had a mild day or two here in the 'Burgh! Hope you having a great day wherever you may be. Talk to you later.