28 July 2018

Gardening Group One Go Japanese

"Ablaze with reds and gold"

Our June 2018 meeting was kindly organised by Gill who arranged for us to visit an award winning Japanese inspired Garden that has been nurtured over a 10 year period by Sheila Parrish right here in Edenbridge.

Ten of us attended and were treated to the sight of different Acers, some that we didn’t even recognise as Acers, and other trees trained into the famous cloud shapes. There was also a red bridge over a small stream that ended in a water lily pond. There was a vast array of shrubs and trees some of which are evergreen and Sheila said that, in the Autumn, the garden is ablaze with reds and golds courtesy of the Acers.

Sheila is also a talented artist and potter, and we took time looking at some of her work in her studio. After touring the garden, Sheila treated us to a wonderful selection of tea and homemade cake. It was a thoroughly enjoyable morning and the plus side was the sun although the sun and very little rain is hard for gardeners.

The photos were taken by Lynn and Pam.