More greenery for Carol:
The herb garden is a very peaceful place where you can get a cup of tea, or a lemonade, from a booth hidden behind trees by the entrance. It is a lawn with borders full of herbs and medicinal plants, and dotted over the lawn are shrubs with berries.
A lady drinking tea
Come and join me!
Moving on, you’ll enter the rose garden. Which is, as you may guess, planted with roses The design is very formal, but very pleasing.
At one end of the rosegarden, above a gate opening towards the canal (Yes, in Groningen we also have canals!) there is an eighteenth century scientific sundial. This photo was taken two weeks ago, when none of the roses were out yet.
Tempus Preateritum nihil, Futurum incertum.
Preasens instabile. Cave ne perdas hoc tuum.
Time past is nothing, the future is uncertain.
The present is unstable. Beware not to waste time.
(today’s wise words and the moral of today’s post)
We are now moving on and are entering the berceaux! This is a covered walk where ladies can walk safely without ruining their complexion. (Get tanned!) It consists of one passage, in the middle you can turn right or left and walk in a circle around a little court. There are doorways and windows in the green walls. There is always a notable difference in temperature and humidity here. It’s lovely on hot days.
The entrance, looks like a very dark place…:
But once inside, you are in a magical green world
One of the circular walks
You never know who or what you may encounter when looking through the windows in this magic place
The living walls:
Looking out to the garden from inside
The berceaux is really my favorite part of the garden! Hope you enjoyed this