Romantic Gardens For Valentine Visits
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
With Valentine's day just around the corner, a touch of Spring in the air, and lighter evenings all this week, we thought now would be the perfect time to share a few of our favourite spots for a romantic stroll... We have had the honour of working with many of the UK's most beautiful gardens, and there's many classic Chilstone pieces for you to find on your days out to the famous gardens of Britain. Here's just a small selection of beautiful locations for a romantic walk where you can spot some beautiful stone garden ornaments and sculptures by Chilstone on your way.
The Laskett GardensSir Roy Strong's Laskett garden is a particularly fitting place for a Valentine's stroll, not just because of its serenity, but also due to how it started. Sir Roy and his wife Julia bought Laskett cottage as newlyweds, and took to planting the garden straight away, the beauty that you see today was achieved by a lifetime of the couple's hard work, and with little funding along the way, it was quite literally a labour of love.
The Laskett Gardens are a sight to behold in all seasons. This January frost lent a sprinkling of glitter to the stone ornaments and shrubs.
There are many beautiful Chilstone statues and fountains to behold as you walk around the gardens.
The Laskett Gardens in snow are truly magical.
You could almost be in Narnia!
The Chilstone deer looks so at home in the snow.
Summer in the gardens.
All of these stunning photographs were taken by talented garden photographer Jonathan Myles-Lea.You will need to get a group together to book your private viewing of the gardens, for more information visit the Laskett Gardens website.
Kew GardensIf you after more of a famous inner city garden, Kew is one of the best. There are plenty of romantic spots at beautiful Kew, including an impressive tree walk for more daring couples:
There are many beautiful stone features to see around the gardens.Although Temperate House at Kew Gardens is currently closed for renovation, you can still see the large set of Chilstone urns adorning the outside of the Victorian glasshouse.
Visit Kew Gardens website for more information.
Hever CastleThere's nowhere more romantic than a castle, and Hever really has it all; a moat, a maze, lakes and every garden delight you could wish for.
Thanks to Scott Wright for the beautiful photo.
Chilstone were honoured to work on Hever castle's Golden staircase after it was damaged in the great storm of 1987.
For more info on Hever Castle including opening times visit the Hever Castle website.
That's it for our Valentine's Garden round up, but as the weather gets warmer we will be featuring more perfect places to explore this Spring.
Have you spotted any Chilstone ornaments on your days out? Send us your photos for a chance to be featured on our website!