Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A Sunken Garden

Today I'm still in the ornamental garden area at the Experimental Farm. This gap in the hedge is a tight fit.

Here we have another view of the Cereal Barn.

Part of the garden here is sunken from the rest of the ground level, arranged around a water feature.

A sundial at the east end overlooks things, dedicated to a horticulturalist who worked here.

This spot lies to the east of the sunken garden.

Coming back around, this view looks west over the sunken garden.

I then carried on with my walk.


  1. It looks a lovely place to wander along with the sound of water, and plenty of shady seats in which to sit.

  2. I would love to take a walk through this garden.

  3. That's a very beautiful garden to walk around and take photos !

  4. Un très beau jardin propice à la ballade

  5. That sunken garden is awesome. I really like water in a garden.

  6. ...I've always enjoyed sundials, no winding or batteries required.

  7. Such a beautiful garden! The fountain looks so refreshing :-)

  8. @Rosemary: it is quite a place.

    @Nancy: I enjoyed it.

    @Gattina: the gardens seemed at their height when I visited.

    @Bergson: thank you.

    @Jan: this water feature is well done.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Marianne: indeed.

    @Tom: that's true!

    @Tamago: it was well designed, and is well kept up.

  9. Nice place! Thank you for sharing it. :-)

  10. Ornamental garden? Interesting term. I wonder what makes an ornamental garden?

  11. The features in the ornamental garden are beautifully looked after William, lovely to stroll through. Hope your arm is feeling a lot better ✨

  12. Such a beautiful garden! I'd love exploring there.

  13. Looks a lovely garden to sit in and rest for a while:)

  14. @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Red: according to the definition I've found, the ornamental garden is meant for aesthetic pleasure, the enjoyment of the beauty of its plants as opposed to being a working garden. This certainly qualifies.

    @Grace: it's very well looked after. The arm's aching, but no worse, so I'm sticking with Tylenol instead of going to a doctor for a prescription, as was suggested when I did go to the hospital. The bruises have gotten darker on the leg though.

    @Sharon: it's quite a place. Several acres of these gardens.

    @Rosie: I enjoyed being there.

  15. Beautiful! I always enjoy seeing a sundial.

  16. A beautiful place and I too like that sundial and can just imagine squeezing through those tall hedges.

  17. love the blooms and water features. way cool!! ( ;

  18. Hello, pretty images from the garden. The flowers are beautiful. I like the sundial. Have a happy day!

  19. Beautiful garden, I really like the sundial.

  20. So many beautiful things to see there.

  21. Nature is so healing ~ lovely photos of the sunken garden ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  22. @Lois: we don't have many of them here that I've seen, but this is a good one.

    @Denise: I was able to pass through, but it's certainly a squeeze.

    @Beth: thank you!

    @RedPat: I think so.

    @Marie: it does.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Bill: so do I.

    @Marleen: there was a lot.

    @Carol: thank you.

  23. I love botanical gardens. And I can imagine myself sitting on that lovely bench, lost in thought.

  24. Yes, I still love that barn! And that there are benches to simply relax and enjoy the beauty.

  25. That's a huge garden, and really beautiful. Well worth exploring, I see.

  26. Looks such a beautiful garden to walk around, which I did courtesy of your photographs.
    Thank you.

    All the best Jan

  27. @Norma: it's quite distinctive.

    @Catalyst: I enjoyed my visit.

    @Jeanie: the barns that make up the museum really are distinctive.

    @Kay: it really is.

    @Jan: you're welcome.

    @Catarina: it was quite a walk!