In England’s green and pleasant land..


We spent the Bank Holiday weekend with family in the light, clean air of the country, marvelling at the fresh greens and bright colours of early summer, whiling away happy hours reading papers that got read, drinking wine and watching dogs happily snoring in the sun.


Their’s is a garden that represents all that is good about England; It’s a place were time stands still yet life buzzes around.


It’s a joy just to walk around and breathe in.



And the children love the freedom of space..

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(Taken just for Lauren..)

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They have the most amazing tree..


Like something straight out of Doctor Seuss and The Lorax..


I loved it..made me giggle and sigh.



There was much playing of football with cousins and dogs till the sun went down.  Gentle, simple..heavenly.

Laters, Kate x


  1. atkokosplace

    The gardens are truly spectacular! I love this time of year when everything just pops! Gorgeous home too! Have a happy day! Koko 🙂

  2. hsampson

    Thank you! You filled my soul with colours and memories! I really enjoyed it!

  3. abbiosbiston

    When I was a child in South Africa I had a puzzle that was an “English country garden” and it looked almost exactly like these pictures 🙂

    • Maison Bentley Style

      Y’see…time standing very, very still!! the cycle of life..but such a timeless quality..I can see why people get obsessed with gardening..I fail on the small garden we have! xxx