04 September 2011

An English Garden at Althorp House

Posted by Happy Homemaker UK

Another photo from my day visiting Althorp House,
the Spencer family home
and Princess Diana's final resting place

Sweet peas abound on teepees
Ah... the English Garden

photo by me



Robynne's Nest said...

You're a scream Laura, but they are lovely growing like that...perfect for sweetpeas. Wasn't that stables complex such a nice building, the colour of the brick much nicer than the mansion. Lovely photo...Robx

topchelseagirl said...

Such a dreamy picture.

Pet said...

Yeah, the wild beauty of an English garden is unsurpassed by Nature itself :-)

Lilybets said...

A lovely place!It looks coming from the paradise.

Ellie said...

That looks very pretty, I've never been there. I adore sweetpeas the perfume they have is amazing. When I was a girl my dad used to grow these, they always bring back memories from that time.

Sunray Gardens said...

It's lovely as is the rest of the property.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Jane said...

Hello Sweetpea (I couldn't resist) I'm looking forward to the day I finally get there. Thanks for the vicarious trip in the interim. J x

Grammy Goodwill said...

You wrote it perfectly: Ah, the English garden.

Anita Bonney said...

Looks beautiful. Typical English Garden. I've never been but would like too.

Hope you pop back to our blog - got a Secret Santa Raffle and asking opinions on web strap lines..

Lesley - The Bathtime Team

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Such a charming place with beautiful greenery and flowers.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful photo. I have never been to Althrop house but have seen many articles and photos of it. What strikes me as odd is that clearly these were wealthy people and they were titled and yet when Diana married Charles you would have thought he was marrying a complete and utter nobody from some backwoods hole in the ground. Thankfully attitudes have changed.

Would love to see more photos.

ann said...

Makes me want to plant sweet peas next year. The garden really is lovely.

Barbara said...

Beautiful! Still something I'm adding to the places I need to visit!

Privet and Holly said...

I really wanted
to put in sweet
peas this year,
but don't have
a fence or available
now inspired me with
the tee-pee idea;
genius! And what
a beautiful picture.
xx Suzanne

Jeanne said...

Love this photo Laura! I have not been to Althorp, I can see from your posts that I need to get onto it. Thanks for your comment, I am still playing darts. :)

Jeanne xx

Tai Tai said...

Beautiful pic x

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Laura,

I LOVE sweet peas, and this garden looks wonderful. My husband and I have decided that the British are born gardeners; it's in their DNA :) I am a new follower to your blog; I discovered it by accident when I was leaving a comment on someone else's blog.

I'm definitely an Anglophile. I went to England and Ireland with my husband in 1999 when he was there for a project at work. I was only there for ten days, but thoroughly enjoyed it. We stayed in a small village called Eaton Bray in Bedfordshire. It really was pretty. There's a town not too far from there called Tring, and in my opinion, it's worth a visit if you get a chance. Charming store fronts that remind me of Dickens.

While we were there, we visited London and Stratford on Avon, driving through the Cotswolds on our way. We ate some great meals at some charming pubs, and I was able to find some good mementos to bring home for us and family. We also spent a day in Dublin, and drove through the Irish countryside as well. It was a quick trip, but still gratifying. We may be going back in a year or so, as my husband will be working on a project there.

I just wanted to say "Hello" and tell you I like your blog. I read several of your posts yesterday. I'll mention your blog soon in one of my posts.



Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi cutie,

I must get my skates on and go here. IT looks incredibly gorgeous. I love looking around places like this....although they sometimes leave me feeling rather desultory about our garden!!


Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Laura,

Thanks for visiting my blog and for signing on to follow me :) As you can see, I'm rather new to blogging, and don't have a lot of followers yet. I'm afraid I haven't been quite diligent enough about the whole process, although I really enjoy blogging. I've added your blog button to my sidebar, and I thought you might enjoy this post I did earlier in the summer. I thought about it when I was reading some of your experiences transitioning to the new culture. Here's the link: http://houseatforestmanor.blogspot.com/2011/06/kings-english-vs-yanks-english.html Hope it gives you a good laugh for the day.



Denise at Forest Manor said...

You're very welcome, Laura. Have a great weekend!


flowers on my table said...

What a beautiful garden. I love the blue sweetpeas, I tried to grow them this year but they didn't fare too well. Have a great weekend, love Linda x

KimberlyJ said...

Wow. So pretty.