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Eltham Palace: 1930's Art Deco Palace & Gardens versus the Ancient (Part 2)

By NEILMUIR1
August 17, 2010

I do hope you enjoyed Part I of the Palace and Gardens. Let us take another walk and see what else we can find in the 19 acres around the Palace, both old and new! There were a few surprises and all of them very nice ones.

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Name: Kathy
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boojum
Aug 16, 2010 6:46 PM CST
Great job of documenting those garden rooms and the ponds, moats, and lake. They created a paradise!!! Love all the hydrangea (never too many in my opinion). Keep up the good work!!!
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taters55
Aug 16, 2010 9:01 PM CST
Neil, loved the 19 acre walk today. It is so beautiful. Hope you sat on the bench long enough for all of us!
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Aug 16, 2010 9:21 PM CST
Loved the planting at the moat. You gave us a great tour.
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NEILMUIR1
Aug 16, 2010 10:28 PM CST
Dear all, thank you for your most kind comments. I was concerned about this part as it lacked a lot of the colour of the first Part, but it did seemed to work when I had finished it!
Regards.
Neil.
Name: Linda Cartwright
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taters55
Aug 17, 2010 7:08 AM CST
Not all gardens have a lot of color, but just the b eauty of walking through w ith you was so amazing! Will there be a part 3? Maybe another garden area?
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Name: Maridell
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Maridell
Aug 17, 2010 7:44 AM CST
Love the garden rooms, a nice respite from the world!
Name: Kathy
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boojum
Aug 17, 2010 7:59 AM CST
If there is only one garden room you don't really unwind do you. I had to see many before the peace came over me.
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Maridell
Aug 17, 2010 8:12 AM CST
I agree boojum. With rooms being plentiful and each room being similar a person feels like they can choose one that is unoccupied and not be disturbed...at least that is how I see it.
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NEILMUIR1
Aug 17, 2010 11:44 AM CST
May I say something? There is one place we go to down in Kent that anyone can unwind in. This little village has a church with the steeple built separately. The land is too soft for the steeple to go on the top of it, so they built it further away! It also has a modern coach house or pub as it was built in 1576. So that is ideal for lunch and a pint from the Kent Hop fields. It also has a steam railway that you can go on trips through the Kent Countryside, which is fabulous. Then it is back to the Tudor Rooms tea house that is older than the pub for English Cream tea. Warm scones, butter off the farm, homemade strawberry jam and lashings of thick rich cream, with of course a teapot of tea! Sat in the Cottage Garden, listening to the skylarks singing and the swallows swirling ahead, then the splash of a trout jumping for a fly in the clean stream is pure Heaven. Total cost for cream tea and as many scones and jam etc., as you can eat $8, any left you can take them home!
That is pure Heaven; no mobile phones, nobody bothers you, oh for total bliss!
Regards.
Neil.
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boojum
Aug 17, 2010 12:19 PM CST
Ahhhhhhh!
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Maridell
Aug 17, 2010 12:53 PM CST
ditto the ahhhhhh.

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