Gardens of London

Olivia Howitt bbc gardens

Gardens are classic to London, as aromatic spices are to Hyderabad, India. From what I heard from first hand accounts on backyard gardens from Pamela in DC, who had worked around people like C S Lewis, and from Anders whose was born where Shakespeare grew up – Stratford-upon-Avon.   His mom has a beautiful garden. They take pride and are passionate about cultivating, and nourishing flowers, herbs, and tomatoes but not chilies. Ha, we Indian origin Americans love our chilies!

The beautiful snap is from Olivia Howitt that I came across here at the BBC website.

to quote “The garden shown here was planted in memory of the blitzed church. Clematis and climbing roses weave up 10 wooden towers which represent the pillars that held the former roof. Box-edged beds of roses indicate where the pews once stood, while an avenue of trees marks the former nave. “And the plants are the parishioners,” Blair said. (Credit: Olivia Howitt)”

Medieval roots

Medieval roots

“Some of London’s secret gardens have more historic roots. The courtyard shown here is on the site of the Franciscan Church of Greyfriars, which dates back to 1225. The structure burned down in the Great Fire of London of 1666. The new church, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1687 and 1704, was also gutted by fire – this time in 1940 during a WWII raid. Only the west tower remains. (Credit: Olivia Howitt)”

Happy traveling, and share with us your chronicles!


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