Thank you .. ‘Dirt du Jour’

for the glowing review! "Go ask Alice ... where all the best vineyard gardens are. She's an erudite charmer; you'll have fun!"


English Gardens: Mapperton Beckons

Mapperton Fountain Court Tiered Topiary Photo © Alice Joyce

The historic landscaped gardens of …

Mapperton Fountain Court Tiered Topiary Photo © Alice Joyce

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Great Dixter: Springtime Scents, Soul-stirring Beauty

The famed ‘Sunk Garden

at Great Dixter

Great Dixter Sunk Garden Tulips Photo © Alice Joyce

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Looking Back: Gardens, Fountains, Brilliant Blooms

Kensington Roof Gardens: Rill Photo © Alice Joyce

Memories gathered from our travels continue to give pleasure long after we’ve returned home. In looking back on my sojourns, I enjoy dwelling upon landscapes that captured my imagination, settings that remain in my mind’s-eye as vivid impressions, continuing to enrich my days. As 2011 draws to a close, I’m looking back on historical sights, and also iconic contemporary settings that I highly recommend when planning travel.

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