Cees Fun Foto Challenge – Gardens

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Biddulph Gardens, Staffordshire

For this weeks Fun Foto Challenge Cee has suggested “Gardens’ as the topic.  So I guess I could take you on a mini world garden tour…..but a tour with a difference as it will all take place in one small location in Staffordshire,  middle England.

Behind a large sombre Victoria mansion can be found this rather special garden.  Built for James Bateman a wealthy Victorian Industrialist the garden was designed to mirror his world interests. China, Egypt, India, Switzerland and the many regions of the UK are all represented in an eclectic mix but a mix sure to delight any visitor.

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8th August

(C) David Oakes 2019

A Summers Day at Chatsworth


Take a walk round Chatsworth House gardens on a warm sunny summers day and you can pretend to be the ‘Lord of the Manor’…..   well it is fun letting your imagination run riot and mulling over the ‘if only’.

As the weather for the coming few days looks rather awful its b est to enjoy the sun whilst we can.

8th August

(C) David Oakes 2019