Gardening in monochrome

by Helen Hooker February. 06, 2012 4517 views

I popped up to West Dean Gardens [westdean.org.uk] with my Mum and Dad this morning for a cuppa in the cafe and while I was there I took the opportunity to catch a few photos in the walled gardens. There aren??t too many flowers at the moment but I still found some unusual subjects and, of course, said hello to Hortus, the resident cat!

I love the Victorian greenhouses and cold frames at West Dean - I think it's wonderful that such old structures are still in use and well maintained. This is the maker's logo from the side of one of the cold frames.

The trunk of one of the garden's fig trees - this one is about 100 years old and it still fruits well every year.

It just wouldn't have been right if I hadn't popped in to see Hortus. She was resting up in her favourite spot in the fig house when I found her.

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John Parsons 5 years, 8 months ago

Great pics Helen - especially Hortus - will have to check him out next time we are in the area!

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Eiram Marie 5 years, 8 months ago

amazing trunk! And Hortus of course:)

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Sandra Vermeulen 5 years, 8 months ago

That trunk from about 100 years is amazing, it really looks old.
your cat is always beautiful to see.

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Ann Garratty 5 years, 8 months ago

Wow that fig tree is amazing... it looks like it may be spawining an orc though, I am sure if you looked again tomorrow at the same spot, there would be an orc shaped hole in the trunk...!

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Josy 5 years, 8 months ago

As usual textures are so real, so evident as my hands caress the trunk of the fig tree and the back of the cat :)

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Jennifer Litwinowicz 5 years, 8 months ago

amazing set! each one is so interesting!

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Glo 5 years, 8 months ago

so hard to pick a fav out of this set...all are lovely for their own reasons! But...Hortus is a close winner!

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Marsha 5 years, 8 months ago

#2 is a wonderful image - I just LOVE the texture! Then there's Hortus....what a beautiful cat :)))

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Mike Meliska 5 years, 8 months ago

Great B/W shots...

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Jarvo Laysell 5 years, 8 months ago

Neat set. Super texture on that second.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Maz 5 years, 8 months ago

Amazing texture and I love the b&w!

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