Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Cotehele House and Garden

A few pics from my stay at Cotehele.

The pond in the Upper Garden

The packing shed in the Market Garden

In the Old Orchard

Sculpture in the Mother Orchard

The Cider Press for all those apples

The Tower


The Dovecot and Stew Pond

The Mill

Well that was a very quick look around Cotehele but there is allot to see and I would recommend taking a day to have a look around.

Monday, 9 April 2012

New Horizons

Well I haven't been around much but alot has been happening! I have been very busy in the last few months. To start with I started selling a few bits of my collection of vintage china. I was selling at Afternoon Twee in Glasgow and really enjoyed being involved with a great vintage fair.

My Vintage Stall

Then out of the blue I was offered the oppertunity to become a full time volunteer at Cotehele House and garden in Cornwall! What a surprise! Obviously I packed up everything and moved to Cornwall. Well maybee not "obviously" its not everyones choice to move to the other end of another country to work for no pay but its exactly the chance I was hopeing for. It has worked out much better than I could have ever hoped. But before I tell you more here are some pics of Cotehele. When I got there all I could think was just how lucky I am!

Cotehele House and Terrace

The View from the Terrace

The Tower

Cotehele Is a wonderfull garden and I would definatly recomend a visit if your in the area.

So life was good in Cornwall and I was really enjoying the work and was setteling in nicely when I was offered a Seasonal Vegetable Gardener at Sissinghurst! SISSINGHURST!!!!!

So after only one month at Cotehele I packed up again and moved to Kent to start work at Sissinghurst Castle Garden.