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The English Garden Tour: Garden 10, Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House is a lovely dutch-design looking cottage sitting on an acre of ground that is wheel-chair accessible. Here on Cuckfield Lane we are seeing a more architecturally diverse style of home. The modern use of the term, dutch design, is to indicate a broad gambrel roof with flaring eaves that extend over the long sides, resembling a barn in construction. The early houses built by settlers were often a single room, with additions added to either end (or short side) and very often a porch along both long sides. Typically, walls were made of stone and a chimney was located on one or both ends. Looking at the front of this cottage we indeed see the placement of two chimneys and the tell-tale gambrel roof. Following a sweep of lawn and a herbaceous border, with a large climbing pale, pink rose clinging to the cottage, we are invited to come look.

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Following the drive around the house to a large, smooth, flat area in the back, we see it is perfect for a croquet match!

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Here is the walkway into the garden at the back of the cottage.

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex.

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex.

There is a room on the back, adding an extension to the house, just as predicted!

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex.

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex.

Strolling along the flower beds I spy a tall, curly, woody, pod plant. What is that?  Can one of my gardening friends tell me? It is extraordinary!

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Here is the LIME and black combo we have seen in several gardens! I would love it in mine too!

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Can anyone tell me what the pinky-purple star clusters are? Are they from the allum family?

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

The garden was surrounded by a huge,  huge, well tended hedge! Look for it in other pictures of the garden too!

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Love, love, love this color combo!

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Here is a nice place to sit and watch the croquet match!

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Every garden had a greenhouse of some kind!

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

This is another unusual plant to me. I thought at first it was made of wood! Those petals did look like sculptured wood, but it was a plant! What is it?

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

I could certainly while-away the hours here and write to my heart’s content in that room!!

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Everything is so tidy in the vegetable beds!

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

A very tropical looking palm tree got my attention too! There were several plants that I had never seen before in this garden. If you can identify them for me I would very much appreciate it! Hay House was lovely and had so much to offer! I have been so impressed with the choice of gardens here in Warniglid! See you tomorrow in the garden!

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

Hay House, Warninglid, Sussex

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