Baby it's cold outside! With 18+ inches of snow and temperatures way below zero (fyi ... my freezer is warmer at -2°F) we've closed up shop and I'm passing the day with tea, glances into the garden, and garden daydreams.
Looking at Malmesbury Abbey Gardens in winter, devoid of foliage and flower and kissed with frost, demonstrates how important structure and repetition are to a garden.
Above. Repetition of pattern and form creates drama and visual appeal even without leaf or bloom. The view out the windows must be amazing and the serenity of the space is calling. Who wouldn't enjoy a winter stroll through this garden?
Above. The copper cauldron is a great focal point and becomes a work of art in the garden. I wonder if the local wildlife uses it as a bath?
Above. The arched entrance to the door and the symmetrical plantings behind invite you in. I wonder what's behind the door?
Hope you enjoy a moment away from the snow and bitter cold -- Yvonne