This was our first view of the gardens, which we got from way up high on the parapets. At least, I'm pretty sure they were parapets; but it's such a nice word I try to toss it in any time there is even a remote possible chance that it might be the right word—which truthfully, and sadly, isn't very often.
Once you get back down to the ground, you can come around to the other side of the island and view the multi-level gardens.
Tropical plants in England? Who knew?
The gardens go up and down and all around the side of the hill. Do not wear heels. Actually, this is good advice for walking anywhere.
I have tried three times to get red hot pokers to grow in my Cincinnati garden; they are not the least bit interested. Three times I planted these puppies. Three times they...I don't know what they did...but they certainly aren't there now. What is THAT all about?
Now these guys I have no problem growing. They love my garden. What gives with the damn pokers?
If you have a hill and you want a garden, you have two choices: terraces and lots and lots of steps, or a really steep dangerous slope. A slope is normally described by the ratio of the "rise" divided by the "run" between two points on a line. Also, the slope of a line in the plane is defined as the rise over the run, m = Δy/Δx.
Hahahahaha. I have no idea what that even means.
There is nothing I can say that this photo does not say all on its very own.
I do not remember taking this photo. But as it's pretty awesome, I will so take the credit for it.