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The Rookery: One of London's Secrets (Part 1)

September 2, 2010

A house called the Rookery was here on this site with a spa, but when the spa declined in popularity the Rookery's formal gardens and spa were bought and turned into a public garden. It was the local people, who bought the land for £3,000, that saved this astonishing place. A three-acre garden was built, including a water garden, formal gardens, a stunning white garden, herbaceous borders, an English garden, fantastic trees, ponds, and much more. Let me take you on a walk around this tiered and secret garden.

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Name: Connie
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Sep 6, 2010 8:05 AM CST
What a beautiful garden, Neil, and you did a splended job reviewing it for us (even if you had to tote the camera & Sarah!) Hey, I don't blame her for stopping for rests & refreshments; looks like alot of walking! I don't know which area I liked best--- the Blue Cedars; the Cardoon flower; the pretty pond; the White Garden (so peaceful); or those wonderful walkways! That plant, the White Cornus--- is it an Evergreen shrub, or does it also get white blooms?--- I like it just for its white-edged leaves! Can't wait for Part 2, from you, our special tour guide! I tip my hat to you. Thanks, Neil!!
Name: Neil
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Sep 6, 2010 12:43 PM CST
Dear Connie Part 2 will be on tonight! Thank you for your comments!
It is a lovely place, and I am glad you enjoyed it.
Teddy Bear Hugs.

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