Yeo Valley Gardens…six and a half acres of Paradise

Had the loveliest time at the Yeo Valley Gardens (the yoghurt people) on Sunday – it is the gardens where BBC’s Hive alive was filmed and it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. I am in a bit of a rush so will let the photos speak for themselves…

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a Mini edible garden! There were even tomatoes planted in an old suitcase on the roof rack.

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I am going to have to do this in our garden!

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wonderful sculptural touches throughout the garden

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I don’t know what it is, but I like it

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oh look a bee! I could soon see why this was a great place to shoot ‘Hive Alive’

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bee and butterfly wonderland

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made a note of plants for us to add to our own garden

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there are metal sculptures scattered around the garden, and quirky gates and door handles etc

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bees…

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…erm…a bee

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organic edibles abound!

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reflections of Freda (my stepmother)

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that watering can sculpture again…and a great bench

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will take a notebook next visit to get the name of this plant, as it was smothered with bees. I remember it began with a T…

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eco-friendly, solar powered slow cooker!

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fab gate!

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tortoiseshell butterfly

 

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strange man (my strange man) and large metal sunflower among the strange shaped squashes

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gourd?

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weird but cool

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winding path through grasses

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Freda and Mark

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that doesn’t look comfortable…

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awww….

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every table on the terrace has a solar powered hula dancer…and why not!

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tea pot envy!

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popped in for a photo before they started serving lunch (the kedgeree was delicious)

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I’m sorry, the signs for the ‘ladies’ and ‘gents’ made me smile!

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what a big marrow!

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the ladies’ cloakroom was made to look like a potting shed – love it!

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wonderful selection of cups and teapots

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my fella

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here there be bees!

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views of Blagdon Lake

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the gardens fit in so well with the surrounding countryside

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big beautiful bumble bee on verbena bonariensis

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MUST plant sedums in our garden

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For years we have been trying to find the right water feature for us – Mark has decided this is it! (I think we also need a small pond for the wildlife)

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looks like some sort of alien creature

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my favourite sculpture in the gardens

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I would love to live here!!!

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I think we may need bunny topiary…

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…and a Summer house with disco balls…

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comma on verbena bonariensis

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love the starkness of the white and green and bark paths, and the planting of white cyclamen (although Freda thought the cyclamen looked like dropped litter)

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Freda

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mirrors in the shady Summer house

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otters!

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a golden meadow; home to the bee hives

We loved the gardens so much, we plan to go back on one of Mark’s days off next week!

 

 

 

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  1. Anonymous

    Great photo’s feel like I’ve visited the garden myself.

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