The Vyne

After a long weekend with Emi and a lot of driving! I dropped her off at the station in Basingstoke and decided to visit The Vyne on my way home.  The Vyne is a National Trust Tudor palace.  I was a bit disappointed in the palace itself because they had just completed a roof restoration and don’t fully reopen until later this week. I wandered through a couple of rooms, but most of it was still closed to the public.  So I guess it means I will be back again to see the house itself.

The grounds were spectacular though, and they had a vegetable garden which I loved seeing.  Also the gardener must love dahlias as much as I do because I’ve never seen so many varieties in the same place!  They were amazing.  These are just a few:

They had a beautiful little circular herb garden with a bee hive at the center.  I thought it was a really great idea and they must get the most delicious honey from the bees feeding off the fragrant herbs.

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Here are few other shots to leave you with on this beautiful Sunday afternoon, enjoy!

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Any reference to Harry Potter is a good one!
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Love the colours
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One of my favourite statues.
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I don’t know what this flower is but it was gorgeous. It’s bell shaped and this is looking up at it from below.
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The summer house.
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The air was full of the smell of fallen apples and lavender. It was magic.
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Sunflowers used as bedding, brilliant!
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Can you read the sign?
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Idyllic

5 thoughts on “The Vyne

      • It was probably just for effect. I would not expect non-arborists to recognize structural deficiency; and I can not see if the upper portion of the tree had not been pruned back to accommodate for the deficiency. If they recognized it as a problem, they would have fixed it rather than mark it with a silly sign.

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