Monday, 4 July 2011

As we had the Blues Fest at The Fold on Saturday I had the day off!

So I decided to go to the Rococo Gardens at Painswick which I hadn't visited before. It really is a lovely place to spend a few hours wandering around. The veggie patch is particularly impressive, lots of beautiful flowers & cute follies to discover.

After the gardens we went down into Painswick itself to look around the churchyard with it's sculpted yew trees...not sure how many there are there...we found number 93 I think it was? The limestone tombstones have interesting textures & patterns.

A very quiet & tranquil way to spend the afternoon.


Murgatroyd said...

The story goes that there are 99 trees growing in the churchyard at Painswick and if tree No.100 were planted, the Devil would pull it out. Apparently there have been attempts to grow the 100th tree and it never survives! Spooky!
Smashing photos!

Sue Brown said...

You do take gorgeous photographs!

ArtShades said...

Lovely to see how it looks in summer, I have only been to see the snowdrops in spring. Isn't there a sculpture exhibition there soon? - I had it on my 'to do' list! x