As you may already know, I volunteer for the National Garden Scheme. On Friday, a fellow volunteer and I set out to photograph four gardens in Radnorshire. Three out of four of the gardens are new to the NGS, so we wanted to make sure we had some good quality photos on file.
While landscape and wide-angle shots are more useful for advertising the gardens, I thought I would show you a handful of the close-ups I took, as well as some shots of the wildlife frequenting the gardens.
There were a couple of cats at the first garden and they both took to following us around for some fuss. I tickled the belly of one and was swiftly then reminded that not all cats are like mine and that it’s a “no go” area for many cats!
NGS gardens are great places to visit. You never know what you might see! They have a wide variety of plants. I often come home inspired by the gardens and wanting to buy more plants (some gardens have plants for sale too). Many of the gardens are in rural locations (usually accessible via a narrow lane and up a hill, at least here in Mid Wales, anyway!), while others are situated in towns and villages. Some are big (running into many acres) and others are small but pack a lot in. There’s certainly a lot of inspiration available for your own garden.
If you live in or visit England or Wales, I would certainly recommend a visit to an NGS garden. Just check the National Garden Scheme website to see what gardens will be open in your area.