I have lived in Dorset for more than thirty years but this was my first visit to the sub-tropical gardens.
The layby at the top of the hill above Abbotsbury where we had our lunch. Chesil beach stretching along the coast to Portland.
The first part of the gardens near the entrance. You would never imagine this photograph was taken in the UK.
Another shot of Chesil beach and the Fleet taken from the viewpoint within the gardens.
St Catherine’s Chapel.
The amazing peeling bark on the trees.
The very colourful bark on another eucalyptus tree. I think this called rainbow eucalyptus.
A few shots of those wonderful patterns in nature.
This pattern is a palm of some sort.
This view through the trees was deliberately created to give this view of St Catherine’s chapel. Not surprisingly there was bench here.
The amazing copper bark on Prunus Serrula “Tibetica”.
A felled tree turned into an amazing sculpture by a very skilled craftsman.
A rare image of dorsetcamera.
All shades of blue in these hydrangeas.
Part of the garden was home to a collection of sculptures and statues. A Buddha in meditation.
I think this is part of the Mediterranean garden.
Japanese style bridges over the ponds.
More patterns in the tree ferns.
An old road sign propped up against a wall in the gardens.
A very tropical feel to this part of the gardens.