RHS Hyde Hall

On a hot day, less windy than it has been, I visited RHS Hyde HallDr and Mrs Robinson bought Hyde Hall Farm in 1955 and a determined Mrs Robinson started gardening – what an extraordinary achievement – I think they would be pleased with the results today, and the pleasure they are giving to so many people. I have visited before, and at each visit there are different, wonderful, sights.

Hyde Hall 1950s (www.rhs.org.uk)

Hyde Hall 1950s (www.rhs.org.uk)

RHS Hyde Hall

RHS Hyde Hall

Stipa Tenuissima and Anemanthele at Hyde Hall

Stipa Tenuissima and Anemanthele at Hyde Hall

RHS Hyde Hall

RHS Hyde Hall

There were beautiful clematis in the rose garden and over the pergola.

In the Hilltop Garden, in the original garden, I loved the ‘alcoves’ in different colours – soft yellows, vibrant oranges, and so on.15-8-8 Hyde Hall LR-5053

15-8-8 Hyde Hall LR-5057

Crocosmia 'Spitfire'

Crocosmia ‘Spitfire’

Gaura Lindheimerei are beautiful, airy plants and at Hyde Hall they are massed in tubs and amongst the grasses – lovely.

Gaura Lindheimerei in large tubs at Hyde Hall

Gaura Lindheimerei in large tubs at Hyde Hall

Gaura Lindheimerei and Stipa Gigantea at Hyde Hall

Gaura Lindheimerei and Stipa Gigantea at Hyde Hall

Grasses are massed and looking gorgeous: lots of Stipa Tenuissima, Miscanthus, Stipa Gigantea, Carex, Anemanthele. 

Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' and Verbena Bonariensis

Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ and Verbena Bonariensis

Stipa Gigantea and Stipa Tenuissima in the Dry Garden at Hyde Hall

Stipa Gigantea and Stipa Tenuissima in the Dry Garden at Hyde Hall

And a few weeks ago there would have been a lot of purple – the salvias were over, as were the alliums – but the sedums are promising a good autumn show!

Sedums and allium seed heads at Hyde Hall

Sedums and allium seed heads at Hyde Hall

Do visit!

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