Palace Garden

April 2017.

This view of Victoria Tower is taken from an unusual angle.

I was at Lambeth Palace on Friday visiting the gardens. They are open the first Friday of every month in the summer from noon until 3.00 pm. They extend over ten acres, second only to Buckingham Palace in central London. They also claim to be one of the oldest continuously cultivated gardens in the country as it has been a private garden since the 12th century.

The Archbishop has garden parties here, pushing the boat out in 2008 entertaining 2,000 bishops and their guests on the main lawn. The Church Commissioners (they own Lambeth Palace and its grounds) employ three full time gardeners augmented by volunteers. It is a plantsman’s garden; not a bedding plant to be seen. I was impressed and took these pictures.

Lambeth Palace, April 2017.
Lambeth Palace, April 2017.
Bee Hives, Lambeth Palace, April 2017.
Lambeth Palace, April 2017.
Lambeth Palace, April 2017.
Lambeth Palace, April 2017.
Lambeth Palace, April 2017.
Lambeth Palace, April 2017.

 

Lambeth Palace, April 2017.

You may think there are no plants. They are lurking unobtrusively and I prefer pictures of green sward and sinuous paths.

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