On a balmy summer's day (the day of the men's final at Wimbledon) we ventured back to Shaw's Corner for a stroll around its beautifully relaxed gardens. This is where playwright George Bernard Shaw lived for over 40 years. The house and gardens aren't huge, but I like their style – lazy, slow, ambling and pleasant. Lawns, shady paths, vibrant flowerbeds, meadowy orchards, languid trees, and all kept in a not-too-formal style that sees the stresses ooze out of me.

I only had my macro lens, so no sweeping panoramas – you'll have to take my word for it on the descriptions above, or visit the National Trust page I've linked to for that sort of thing.

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This is a slightly frayed Comma butterfly, amidst the meadowy flowers and grasses.
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1 Comment

  1. It is a fabulous place to relax – and a lovely reminder of how life once was (if you were fairly wealthly of course)….if ever I had the money, this would be be the house and garden of my dreams…not too ostentatious – a real homely pad!

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