Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Serles House and the Secret Garden

Alan Titchmarsh described this amusingly creative and bizarre house and garden as ‘one of the best 10 private gardens in Britain’. The ingenious use of unusual plants complements the imaginative treasure trove of house and garden objects d’art. A feeling of a by gone age accompanies your tour as you step into a world of whimsical fantasy that is theatrical and unique.

This seemingly traditional semi is marked out by a large NGS flag in the front garden. You enter through the house that is a cornucopia of collected artefacts, quirky interior design and filled with the music of Scott Joplin provided by the pianist on the upright.

Through into the garden room containing an amazing ginger lilly:

then into the garden itself with its various crooks and nannies 

its various oddities

and glorious planting

finishing with the traditional tea n cake in a luxuriously decorated garden shed :)

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