Throughout the seasons many incredible things happen in the garden at Hidcote, but twice a year (April & September) the plants are outshone by something a bit different and utterly spectacular! Over the space of a couple of evenings, the Central Axis view ends with the sunset framed perfectly in Heaven’s Gate. It’s a real have-your-cake-and-eat-it moment, and another garden design masterclass courtesy of the Hidcote hero, Major Lawrence Johnston!
Unfortunately the garden is closed when this happens, and so very few people get to enjoy it. This is quite an irritating state of affairs, so this autumn we’ve arranged an evening tour for visitors who can come along and witness this rather magical occurrence.
Two photographs taken last September (click to enlarge):