Thursday, 17 September 2015

GOOD FENCES - Mount Stewart Gardens (Part 4)

Let us enter these beautiful gates into the Formal Gardens at Mount Stewart.  Today,we will see the Sunk Garden, then the Spanish Garden and lastly the Italian Garden.



                                                     Sunk Garden


Spanish Garden

The arcades of Cypress designed by Lady Londonderry were inspired by an early 16th-century description written by a Venetian traveller who described how similar arcades were used by the Moors to line the water parterre of the Garden of the Generalife near Grenada. The colour palette comes from the blue/green hue of the Casita tiles and the salmon pink limestone of the decorative well head, which was bought by Lady Londonderry at the 
Chelsea Flower Show in 1926



The focal building has a beautiful hipped roof with glaucous glazed tiles, reminiscent of the characteristic roof shape of the pavilions found in the 
Islamic Gardens of Spain.


The design of the central pond was inspired by the plasterwork of the ceiling of the Little Dining Room or Breakfast Room, the only room on the ground floor of the house to relate to the garden directly. 
You can see the Italian Garden starts at the top of the steps.




Italian Garden

There is a richness to the Italian Garden unequalled elsewhere, in its architectural detail and its planting which is derived from an article Lady Londonderry wrote for the RHS Journal in 1935.

I hope you enjoyed more of the gardens at Mount Stewart.

I am linking this post with GOOD FENCES.

Many thanks for visiting and also to those who leave comments.

34 comments:

  1. Dramatic and beautiful.
    My personal preference is for less formal gardens, but these could (almost) change my mind. Thank you.

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  2. Beautiful gardens, the only thing would be that I am missing some palm trees in the spanish garden ;-)

    Fantastic pics

    Tenerifegreetings

    N☼va

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  3. These are all beautiful images of well designed landscaped gardens. Love those archways and love the view of the garden leading to the house taken from the central pond. The entrance gate is also beautiful. I did enjoy my visit to Mount Stewart.:)

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  5. Those gardens are absolutely stunning. Makes me very humble to look at them. But then I wonder how many gardeners work on them. Just beautiful.

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  6. Hello Margaret, a lovely entrance gate and what a beautiful garden! Gorgeous images. Thanks for sharing your visit. Have a happy day!

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  7. love the ivy columns and a great gate!

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  8. Oh my, Margaret. Those arches are so perfectly manicured, and that gate is awesome. Beautiful garden.

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  9. Exquisite garden! And the gate is impressive!

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  10. Oh my goodness everything here is exquisite! The planning and work to maintain it all so beautifully is mind boggling! That hedge fence is amazing!

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  11. Mountstewart is a place of so much grace and elegance around every turn! Beautiful gardens and gate too!

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  12. Such a beautiful place to visit. I really like the Italian garden. Of there were some benches that would be the perfect place to sit and read or knit.

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  13. Wow - amazing place! Love those day lilies too.

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  14. What an entrance to one incredible place!

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  15. Well documented---- great pictures of a fantastic garden!

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  16. That is really a wonderful gate into this amazing and beautiful garden. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos.

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  17. The gate and garden are wonderful. I love those ivy-covered columns.
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  18. Oh such beautiful Photos and the fencing. The garden and hedges magnificent.

    Wow Thank you for sharing.

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  19. What a beautiful place - I could sit in one of those gardens all day with a smile on my face! Love the gate.

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  20. Oh my...what breathtaking gardens! Lovely, lovely gates, fences and flowers!

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  21. these are a good set of photos Margaret

    peter

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  22. What a pleasant and enjoyable trip through these lovely gardens.

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  23. What an incredibly beautiful place this is. Love that first image of that gate.

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  24. Wow! These are stunning images from the gardens! Very well taken.

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  25. Oh what amazing fences, especially the green ones in the Spanish gardens. Do I detect the two little girls (from your next post) in this post? Blessings Jo

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  26. Oh my goodness, the gardens are amazing. Beautiful photos as always Margaret - they so much make me want to visit these gardens :)

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  27. Hi Margaret, What beautiful gardens! Your photos are gorgeous and the fence is amazing. This would be a special place to visit and tour.
    Have a nice weekend. cm

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  28. wow, that is one beautiful gate and such a nice garden :) Reminded me of a castle garden in Sweden, But that one is much smaller.

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  29. The Spanish garden is lovely with its green columns and the pond.

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  30. What a beautiful and well maintained garden. It surely will be a lovely haven for macro photographers, how i wish i am nearby. Thanks for visiting my site too.

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  31. So very beautiful and wonderfully captured.

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