Friday, August 6, 2010

Regent's Park: St Andrew's Gate

Regent's Park: St Andrew's Gate August 2009

Regent's Park: St Andrew's Gate August 2009

Regent's Park: St Andrew's Gate August 2009
 
Regent's Park: St Andrew's Gate August 2009

Regent's Park: St Andrew's Gate August 2009

Regent's Park: St Andrew's Gate August 2009

Regent's Park: St Andrew's Gate August 2009

I returned to London from Cape Town on August 3, 2009. On the following day, I visited Regent's Park. Because the climate of southern England is similar to Seattle, Portland OR or Vancouver BC, the plants in this garden appeared much as they would in the Pacific Northwest in August.  From my journal: I walked to Regents’ Park, then through the lavish gardens there.  It rained a bit, but I had my umbrella with me.  I continued along Regents’ Canal Tow Path to Camden Locks, Camden Lock Market & Camden Stables Market in Camden Town.  There were 100s of tiny shops & restaurants.  I had lunch after being offered dozens of samples.  The whole thing was really quite tacky, also fascinating & immense.  I walked back on Camden High Street.  It was very cloudy, rained very lightly & occasionally.  I was out for 4 hours, from 8 until 12.

3 comments:

allanbecker-gardenguru said...

Inspiration for a garden design can come from anywhere. That is why I subscribe to so many garden blogs because one never can predict where the next idea will come from. Thanks for posting views of Regent Park: St Andrew's Gate. The image of Knifofia and Achillea from August 2009 has helped me solve a particular problem in my test garden.

Jordan Jackson said...

I have the same combination in my garden in yellow, although I didn't get the idea from Regent's Park: Kniphofia 'Little Maid' & Achillea 'Terracotta'

Karen said...

Tacky can be fun when you're on vacation. :) I like the garden, except the massed bedding plants can be a little overwhelming in that shade of pink! Guess they need that to counter the grey skies.