| Welcome to the Gardens
Walking through the rustic gate, in to a country cottage garden, which is nestled in a picturesque area near Glossop, you are greeted with a mass of colour, similar to a paint box of water colours. Poppies, with heads so large, they look like beautiful delicate bowls.
The garden at Gamesley Fold Cottage, is both delicate and enticing, with a wildness that gives the choice of flowers and shrubs the most ideal and natural setting.
The rustic walks of meadow grass and stone, take you on a magical journey, filled with little secrets, quirky friends and colours that can only make you feel happy and free. Little corners of this garden, unfold new surprizes, the sounds of nature, and the surrounding hills give a sense of calm.
It is possible to leave your thoughts behind and immerge oneself in the beauty that is in every turn you take.
The whitewashed cottage now far in the background, can only be described as a picture from a ‘chocolate box’.
Sheep graze in the meadow, doves show their splendour in the cote, free range hens fuss in the attempt to be noticed and the chicks flutter about.
Take a moment to absorb the surroundings, take a rest in one of the many, subtly placed, benches. As one walks through the garden, you could quite believe you were in a setting from Beatrix Potter.
Words by Janice Hill.