Summer Morning at Holt Farm

Beautiful Gardens
Summer Morning at Holt Farm by Carole Drake

Image details - Summer Morning at Holt Farm

Photographer: Carole Drake (see profile)
Competition: Competition 12
Category: Beautiful Gardens
Location: Yeo Valley Organic Garden, Somerset, England, United Kingdom


It was a perfect early summer morning in June, at Yeo Valley Organic Garden near Blagdon Lake in north Somerset. Patchy cloud cover was tinted by the rising sun in shades of pink and violet, mirroring the colours of some of the herbaceous perennials flowering below in The Gravel Garden.

Plants include the deep maroon of Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker' and the violet spikes of Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination'. A naturalistic pond in the foreground was fringed with bulrushes, Hemerocallis and Verbena bonariensis, while bold spires of bright yellow Verbascum olympicum introduced strong vertical accents beyond.


2nd place - Beautiful Gardens