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Where the Water Buffalo Roam

By Danielcarruthers

Rather bizarrely I’ve visited two gardens within a week, both of which are surrounded by farmland on which they are raising water buffalo. I hadn’t realised they were quite so ubiquitous. That said, I didn’t actually see any buffalo, but I did see some gorgeous plants in lovely surroundings.

The Buildings

impressive display of pelargoniums in pots on staging<img src="http://static.theenduringgardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/display-of-pelargonium-on-staging-512x384.jpeg" height="375" width="500" alt="impressive display of pelargoniums in pots on staging" /> <img src="http://cdn.theenduringgardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/pelargonium-in-flower-512x384.jpeg" height="375" width="500" alt="pelargonium in full flower" /> <img src="http://static.theenduringgardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/prize-pelargonium-512x384.jpeg" height="375" width="500" alt="prize pelargonium" /> <img src="http://cdn.theenduringgardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/red-pelargonium-inflower-512x384.jpeg" height="375" width="500" alt="gorgeous red flower" /> <img src="http://cdn.theenduringgardener.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/the-buildings-garden-512x384.jpeg" height="375" width="500" alt="overall view of the garden at the buildings" /> First garden was at The Buildings, Broughton, near Stockbridge in Hampshire where Gillian Pugh has a wonderful collection of species pelargoniums which reminded me how lovely they are. It was really too early to fully appreciate her gravel garden packed with a marvelous collection of dry garden plants. It is in its prime in high summer and autumn, but it will be open in aid of the NGS later in the year. It certainly gets my recommendation for a visit if you are in the area.

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