From chateaux to chic, I've spent the last couple of days in Normandy looking at glorious gardens, and here's some hors d'oeuvres for July ... a few glimpses of gardens to come in the next few weeks. It's been as wet here as back home, but the gardens in Northern France are thriving.
The gardens here are very different from back home. Topiary abounds and most gardens are predominantly green. There are parterres you wouldn't believe, ancient abbeys filled with flowers and charming English style gardens, but all will be revealed next month as I walk you through some of the wonderful gardens I've visited in the last two days.
It's still raining in Britain, just as it is here, but there's been a few rays of sunshine as I've walked through the gardens here. So fingers crossed for some sunshine next week for Hampton Court Flower Show, which starts on Tuesday.
Two more gardens to visit tomorrow on the way home, and many wonderful pictures to share with my readers. Come back and visit soon and all will be revealed. For garden ideas in England, check out my UK and Europe garden visit pages ... more soon.
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