Have you ever seen a prettier view - but its not Kentucky. It is Wildes Meadow, only 10 minutes from Lynwood.
This is the entrance to Old Fernbrook Farm, where Trish & John Muir have simply the most beautifully maintained property in the whole district.
|The horse's head is a hint to what you will see over the road|
Trish at her front door
Trish balances symmetry and abundance so cleverly - she worked with garden designer Peter Fudge (more pictures can be seen in his marvellous book True Form)
|the pear walk with a view of the farm beyond|
|here is John on his way over the road to their thoroughbred stud|
|this is Jesse's Garden - a memorial to their beloved puppy - I am sorry that I never met her - could someone ask for a nicer resting place ? especially one protected by geese (in this case sculpted by Brooke Morris)|
|An espalier apple on the Ken Rosewall tennis pavillion - HE who loves espaliers is fed ample chocolate cake (& champagne !) in return for the odd pruning of this apple. He wishes it needed more frequent pruning.|
|Trish finds things that no one else does - this quirky sculpture is by Helen Ellis from the Mornington Penninsular in Victoria|
|have you ever seen a smarter entrance (actually its the back entrance to the farm)|
|the avenue of plane trees leading to their horse stud|
|I think Trish spoils everyone at Old Fernbrook Farm|
but here is the real point of this wonderful property