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Jun 26, 2010 9:30 AM CST
|This is a magnificent garden created by the Duchess of Northumberland next to the castle. It was opened in 2001 and the roses for the rose garden were supplied by David Austin.|
The garden has a stunning central cascade fountain, a walled ornamental garden, bamboo maze, water sculptures, woodland garden, cherry orchard and a poison garden.
I have a yearly pass and go to the garden frequently. Today the rose garden was just coming into its prime.
This photo is from last year.
Jun 26, 2010 12:00 PM CST
|Fabulous! More photos, please.|
When I read "water sculptures," I was intrigued, google-imaged the words, and found this amazing photo:
Jun 26, 2010 4:22 PM CST
|Oh wow! That is amazing, but I'm not sure I understand it. What part is real and what is reflection, and what causes the vortex?|
Jun 26, 2010 4:38 PM CST
|I have no idea how it works or how big it is, but it's an amazing picture.|
Jun 26, 2010 10:44 PM CST
|OK here are some pics of the Alnwick garden water sculptures. They are fascinating and very popular.|
Here's a vortex one.
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Jun 26, 2010 11:09 PM CST
|The sculptures were designed by William Pye. Here they are in the serpent garden.|
Jun 27, 2010 8:12 AM CST
Jun 28, 2010 9:39 PM CST
|I'm always fascinated to visit the garden in winter to see the structure more clearly - as when the photo above was taken.|
Here's a shot of the rose garden in winter. Love how they use the walls and pergola as supports.
Jun 28, 2010 10:14 PM CST
|The pattern they make on the wall is so beautiful.|
Jul 6, 2010 10:42 AM CST
|Some pretty patterns right now too!|
Jul 6, 2010 4:35 PM CST
|How beautiful. It's so lush!|
Jul 6, 2010 11:40 PM CST
|Lush is most definitely the word! And now with the once blooming ramblers and other roses at their peak it's simply stunning.|
Jul 6, 2010 11:41 PM CST
|And I wish I could convey the scents to you all!|