I had arrived on Friday and the following morning four of us, Ursula, Anne, Gunilla and myself, drove to Coventry to visit another great pelargonium friend, Derek Lee. We spent the morning chatting pelargonium and browsing Derek's well-stocked greenhouse. On our way home, Ursula suggested we visit Hidcote Manor Gardens. She knew this garden has been on my 'wish list' for a long while. We all agreed we should visit and, as it is only about ten minutes away from the Fibrex Nurseries, we went straight there and had 'fika' in the tea room.
Hidcote Manor is close to Chipping Camden in Gloucestershire. The gardens were designed in the arts and craft syle by Lawrence Johnston in 1905.