Just over an hour away from London in the wilds of Oxfordshire, nestling comfortably in the curves of the River Thame are eight acres of beautiful gardens that were established in the 1930s. Initially the gardens were opened as a residential horticultural college for women by the gold medal winning 'Strawberry Queen' of the Chelsea Flower Show and legendary English horticulturist Beatrix Havergal.
We popped along this summer and spent a wonderful afternoon enjoying the lovingly tended borders and formal gardens and now it's your turn. So come on ladies, pull up those breeches, tighten that belt, smarten up that tie and get your planting in line! Let's follow in the formidable and very wonderful footsteps of the tweed-smocked and knee high-socked Miss H as she does her strict morning garden inspections.
No lollygagging at the back girls! Come along, horticulture has no place for stragglers, spit-spot!
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The marvellous Miss H is her infamous uniform of belted green smockage!