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Tintinhull gardens have been in the care of the National Trust since 1954. The gardens were originally laid out by Phyllis Reiss. The Arts and Crafts style garden is modeled on that at Hidcote Manor Garden in Gloucestershire.

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August 2008 - The view from the house entrance down the garden path.

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August 2008 - The western aspect of the 17th century manor house.

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April 2009 - This is the lawn in the Cedar court garden with a Magnolia tree in full blossom.

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April 2009 - The entrance courtyard and the 17th century house.

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August 2011 -  The large flowering bush in the background is Clerodendrum trichotomum or Glory tree.

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August 2011- The very fragrant flowers of the Clerodendrum trichotomum.

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October 2009 -The blue and pink fruits of the Clerodendrum trichotomum.

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July 2010 - The vegetable garden looking very productive.

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July 2010 - A modern art structure on the cedar garden lawn.

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July 2010 - These pots of plants really do add a splash of colour to the patio area.

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March 2012 - Springtime in the gardens.

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May 2014 - Cottage garden flowers looking very bright and fresh.

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May 2014 - Nepeta Catmint borders in the vegetable garden.

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May 2014 - The view down the garden path to the house.

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May 2014 - The very complementary colours of laburnum and red rose.

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May 2014 - A stunning red rose.

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May 2014 - Up close with a foxglove.

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May 14 - The summer house.

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May 14 - The Pool Garden. In 1947 Phyllis Reiss changed what used to be a tennis court into the Pool Garden. She dedicated it to the memory of her nephew, a Fleet Air Arm fighter pilot killed in the Second World War.

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May 2014 - The walled garden just outside the house.

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May 2014 - Through the gate to the cedar court garden.

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May 2014 - This very tall plant was proving very popular with the bees. It is an Echium pininana or giant vipers bugloss

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May 2014 - A close up of the Echium and a busy bee!

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May 2014 - Whilst we were sat in the courtyard we noticed these tiny fungi growing in the gaps between the stones on the ground. I do not know what they are called.

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May 2015 - Springtime colour in the pots outside the Summer House.

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May 2015 - Cherry blossom.

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May 2015 - Magnolia flower about to burst open.

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May 2015 - A very close up view of the inside of a magnolia flower head.

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May 2015 - Wisteria, smelling very strongly of bubble gum.

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August 2015 - This as a smoke bush Cotinus. Nice light through the leaves.

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August 2016 - We liked the dark colours of this group of plants.

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August 2015 - Red Admiral butterfly.

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August 2015 - The Cedar Court garden.

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May 2016 - A wedding cake tree.

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May 2016 - Tulips underplanted with wall flowers.

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May 2016 - Fringed white tulips.

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May 2016 - Colourful pink and yellow tulips.

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May 2016 - A birds eye view of a tulip.

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May 2016 - Wisteria in the cafe courtyard.

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April 2017 - Our first visit of 2017. The gardens look quite different with the box shrubs alongside the path. They have been removed due to box blight. However they will be replaced later this year.

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April 2017 - The long view back to the house.

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April 2017 - Magnolia in flower in the cedar court garden.

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April 2017 - The blossom was looking very fresh.

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April 2017 - Bleeding Heart, Dicentra spectabilis.

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July 2017 - The view from the steps out of the house down the garden. The box hedging that used to be in the six bare beds above was removed at the start of this year due to box blight. They intend to replant the borders in the autumn.

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July 2017 - This purple coloured umbelifer type plant was growing in pots in the entrance courtyard.

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July 2017 - I think this is the same plant as above but all the flower heads are out. It looks like it might be daucus carota 'Purple Kisses'.