Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Garden on a Slope

Looking at any garden located on a slope I'm always amazed. I can imagine hard work to create that garden. What the creative gardeners and what the compositions of plants, boulders, flowers, water objects, waterfalls, sculptures, stones, paths!
Today I want to show you the magnificent garden on the slope, located in the dry moat around the Windsor Castle (UK). I believe this is one of masterpieces in landscape design.


When you look at such garden you begin to carefully consider the details higher and higher and notice ladders, fountains, paths and beautiful compositions of flowers and shrubs.






 
It turned out when I came to visit the Windsor castle, I was stuck on the fortress wall for a long time looking with amazement at the garden stretched in the dry moat. This gorgeous garden one may see only from the opposite wall of the Windsor castle's dry moat. It's pity I couldn't go down and look closely at plants and flowers.


I'd taken my another camera to make closer pictures of all the interesting places in the garden. So I'd been able to see and show you pines on the wall, small waterfalls and ponds with water plants, fountains and pergolas, hostas, roses, callas, topiary, lianas...

Have you been to or known this landscape? Do you think the nature helps the gardener to create
a garden on a slope?

42 comments:

  1. This looks so relaxing and beautiful, Nadezda! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  2. Nadezda, that garden is GORGEOUS! Those orange roses look glorious! I've always been totally hooked on english gardens, they are my idea of what a garden should look like: perfection! Unfortunately my climate is anything but british... Thanks for sharing these beautiful, tantalizing pictures!

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    1. Dear MDN, I can say the same: my climate isn't British, so I love English garden and try to take some details to my Northern garden.

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  3. It’s beautiful we must visit one day. I have seen dry moats made into gardens elsewhere but they tended to just garden the flat space at the bottom.

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    1. I agree this garden deserves to be visited, Sue, I want to see it once more too.

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  4. Dear Nadezda!
    I was in this garden. It is very beautifully designed. I admired the wonderful flowers.
    Wonderful relationship and excellent photos.
    Greetings.
    Lucja

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    1. I'm glad you've been to this garden Lucja, and you loved it as well.
      hugs!

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  5. Es precioso, me ha gustado mucho. Un beso.

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    1. Tambien lo disfruté, Teresa. ¡Gracias!

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  6. A stunning garden befitting Windsor Castle. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us. Perhaps someday I'll see this landscape in person.

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    1. Perhaps Peter and I'd like to see it again too.

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  7. Such a beautiful garden Nadezda, I was once at Windsor Castle but I'm afraid we did not see the garden. May be next time. You made wonderful photos.

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    1. Thank you Janneke, glad you liked my photos.

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  8. A slope is a wonderful opportunity for gardeners to make a garden interesting. I think the British are very keen in this type of garden. Thanks for sharing, I have never visited this garden. Groetjes Hetty

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    1. You're welcome Hetty. I think to make a garden on such place is the very creative work.

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  9. Many, many years ago I have seen some British gardens, but not this one. It looks very British and romantic with the castle in the background. My Dad's garden had a slope. It was always difficult to maintain. I wish I would have at least a little slope in my garden. It would make the garden more interesting.

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    1. Of course a slope makes a garden interesting, I agree Sigrid. But a more hard in care, in watering.

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  10. A beautiful garden, thanks for sharing Nadezda.

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  11. Maravilhoso!
    Boa continuação de semana.
    janicce.

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  12. Love it. One of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. Absolutely magnificent and full of magic. Gardeners who have created this masterpiece are masters. Stunning photos. Absolutely amazing post. <3
    Greetings. :))

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    1. Completely agree with you Aga, thank you.

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  13. British gardens are beautifully laid out and well maintained. This is one of the loveliest I have seen (from your photos).
    What a pity you were not permitted to walk into the garden and see plants closer.
    I like the soft colours and all the different shapes and shades of green.
    Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos.

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    1. You're welcome Betty! You're right - the shades of green are awesome, trees, pines, shrubs, grasses...

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  14. Such a lovely garden! It looks so natural, like all those beautiful and interesting plants had come to grow there by themselves, over the years. :) Thank you very much for sharing!

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    1. I think it's the great award to gardeners if the visitors imagine they see the natural garden. Thanks Sara!

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  15. This garden is breath taking. I too would want to wander the paths and get up close to those gorgeous plants.

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  16. I think that a garden in a slope offers gardeners a great opportunity. I went in a garden the other day which had a very steep slope on one side. It was only a small garden but the owner had planted it so well that it seemed as if we were in a huge jungle, with towering plants. Actually, they were small plants on the steep slope. What made it even more difficult is that it was quite shady. She had used a lot of fuschias and hydrangeas. Fascinating. As it was a private garden I didn't think it was polite to ask to take photos.

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    1. Sure she is a talented gardener, Jenny. It's a hard work and maintenance of such a garden. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Wow, how wonderful a garden! Have a nice day Nadezda;-)

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  18. It's just a shame the public couldn't go down into the gardens. When I see large gardens like that, I envy the garden help they have.

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  19. Wonderful castle! I love sloping gardens.
    Good weekend!

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    1. I'd like to have a sloping spot in my garden, Tania. But it's a hard work to garden there :-)

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  20. Thank you für showing this wonderful british garden. It is really amazing!
    Kind regards
    Katharina

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    1. You're welcome Katharina
      Happy new week!

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  21. What a gorgeous garden !! I like gardens on the rocks! I have some stones in the garden and I know that gardening on the rocks is very difficult!
    Gorgeous photos !!
    Have a happy Sunday !

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    1. I'm glad Ela you liked my photos of this garden. It's true, slope gardening is a difficult thing.
      Happy new week!

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