Across the street from the Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, in the village of Fletching, is a row of tiny, clustered, connected cottages that look just like dollhouses. The garden at 1 Whites Cottage is compact, and exactly what you would think a cottage garden should look like. Following winding paths there are lovely groupings of flowers, delights for the child of any age, and riots of color, color, color in that messy, disheveled look imagined in fairy tales. What child could not spend the day in a gypsy caravan surrounded by a family of ducks? Snuggled in your perfect spot, this cottage is where stories are told. Let’s take a peek at Whites Cottage, one of the cottages on the National Garden Scheme.
And what is beyond the garden gate?
What’s behind here? Let’s look and see!
Here was an area for the succulents! Some were planted in chimney pots! Waste not, want not! Where can I get one of those and how can I get it home? Hmmmm…..
Bright colors in the garden!
The blooming clematis was so delicate and I loved the lime and lavender centers with the crisp, clean, green leaves!
What’s down this grassy knoll?
I love the way you see the seeds in this plant!
Art in the garden, look up, look down. We don’t want to miss anything!
Visiting the different gardens on the National Garden Scheme has taken us to very interesting small villages! Lets take a walk and see the village! Is this the Clergy House? Love it!
Here is an old door to the Churchgate Cottage!
In medieval times Fletching was the major producer of bows and arrows; many were used in the battle of Agincourt in 1415. In 1912, The Piltdown Man was discovered near Fletching and thought to be the “missing link” between humans and apes. The significance of the specimen remained controversial, until amidst great publicity and much embarrassment in scientific circles, it was exposed as a forgery in 1953. I think their treasure lies in the beauty of their tiny dollhouse cottages! And maybe this delight, the Tudor Cottage.
We still have several gardens to see on my “English Garden Tour.” Won’t you join me! Another village tomorrow!