A Visit to the Chenies Manor Tulip Festival

I’ve blogged about Chenies Manor before, but it really is one of my favourite places, and right on my doorstep in South Buckinghamshire. Last weekend, they held their annual tulip festival and it didn’t disappoint. Despite the completely bonkers weather of the last few months, and it being the hottest May Day on record, the tulips were bearing up well. Mine on the other had, after a very long wait, were over in about two weeks this year!! Anyway, I won’t prattle on any longer, here are some pics of some really gorgeous tulips.  Continue reading A Visit to the Chenies Manor Tulip Festival

A day full of Dahlias at Chenies Manor

It’s that dahlia that time of year again…… All those midnight excursions into the garden with my torch and chopsticks to remove slugs finally seem worth it as my cafe au laits bloom into their giant fluffy and dishevelled loveliness.

But my garden dahlias are nothing compared to the dahlia show I went to last weekend at Chenies Manor, Buckinghamshire. It was a glorious Bank Holiday Monday with the sun beating down on hundreds of dahlias of all shapes, colours and sizes. Chenies Manor itself is a beautiful building, parts of it dating back to Tudor times. It’s the sort of place I would love to gambol around the gardens in a floaty lace dress accompanied by a chap playing Greensleeves on a lute to me. Nice slice of Victoria sandwich too!

I’m actually going to not go on too much about it because, as they say, a picture speaks a thousand words, so I’ll just show you a lot of stunning dahlia photos instead. Enjoy!!