Exploring the famous Gardens of Twickenham on 9th June 2019

The Garden Gaggle Group (3G’s) visited the famous gardens of Twickenham. We parked in the York House car park, free on Sundays as it is the council building. Walking past the open air theatre we crossed the venetian style stair- bridge to riverside gardens, home of the well known ‘Bathing Graces’ fountain.

Walking past The White Swan pub, stood in place of XVII centaury river Thames crossing we progressed passed the Orlean House Gallery to the Hamertons foot ferry.  This landed us at the foot of the famous Ham House, where we rested with ‘cream tea’ in the newly restored ‘kitchen garden’. Walking trough the unusual ‘maze’ with its ‘kissing folleys’ we made our way to the giant privet and lavender maze. These are the signature garden features of Ham House, which appear in many historic costume dramas. Taking the foot ferry back we made our way home.