I was looking for an image to accompany the announcement of the dates for my Open Gardens and found this picture of Margery Fish ( with her back to the camera), the caption read "A tour of the 1/4 acre garden with her could take up to five hours".
I'm often disappointed at how little time some visitors take when they visit my garden and love it when others stay for an hour or so with lots of questions and observations. I think five hours might be excessive, but hopefully Mrs Fish did stop for tea at some point.
My garden will be open as part of Open Gardens Toronto on April 24th from 1.00 to 4.00p.m., and on the following dates this Summer and Fall: June 12th, July 10th and October 16th, all these dates fare Sundays and from 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Margery Fish showing her visitors around her garden in East Lambrooke Manor in Somerset. This photograph by Valerie Finnis is from Garden People by Ursula Buchan, a wonderful book on the photography of Valerie Finnis.