After touring Merriments we traveled over to Pashley Manor. What I loved the most was how the garden seemed to be an extension of the house, but I did not take one picture of the building! So you will have to use your imagination. The grounds had a mysterious air, with secret gardens, silent woodland walks, vines clambering over walls and shrubs, as well as a beautiful pair of testy black swans.
There were numerous sculptures placed throughout the garden. Here are three Giacommeti-esque female bathers looking back towards the Manor.
The rose garden leading to the kitchen garden was splendid. Here is a wonderful bench backed by the glorious Sedum 'Autumn Joy.'
The rose garden with boxy hedges perpendicularly interrupting the long view.
Deb and I loved the rose/herb garden here and we immediately started thinking about incorporating some of these ideas in her garden. This particular detail is stunning! I love how the grape scrambles out of the boxwood, curving into an archway, while the espalier fruit trees rise straight up through the lower hedge.