Below the cottage was an old walled garden that in earlier times had supplied the produce for the manor house. My Dad decided to take this on too! This was some years before the nation started to realise the lost history of walled gardens highlighted through the Victorian Kitchen Garden and the lost gardens of Heligan.
|Our neighbour across the valley made this beautiful picture for us.|
The garden was overgrown - it only takes such a short time for nature to take everything back over!
|After lots of hard work from mainly my Dad|
|The top green house opposite the old potting shed was such a beautiful shape.|
|Below the top greenhouse was the vine house, which produced an abundant harvest of red and white grapes. We attempted to make our own wine and ate the rest!.|
The River Bride flowed through the bottom of the garden. You would often see brown trout swimming in the shallow water or hiding under the bridge. One day my Dad caught an eel which was very long and wriggly!
|My Dad, like me he couldn't resist eating some of the produce as you pick!|
It was such a beautiful, peaceful setting and the temperature would often be some much warmer than the rest of the garden. It was idyllic place, but quite hard work and I feel priviliged to have had the opportunity to have lived and gardened in such a place.
When we left Garden Cottage other tenants took over and the garden reverted back to a wilder state for a couple of years, but it has once again been restored and is now full of flowers again and open to the public on selected days Littlebredy walled garden, so everyone can enjoy this unique spot.
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