May 11, 2009

A Day in the Garten of England

On the weekend, we spent a lovely, if blustery day at Hever Castle in Kent. It's nice to get out of London sometimes and be reminded why England is so dear to my heart.
Hever Castle is the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the ill-fated second wife of Henry VIII. Henry later gave the house to Anne von Cleve, his fourth spouse, as part of their divorce settlement. In the early part of the 20th century, William Waldorf Astor put his time, money and imagination into restoring the Castle, building the ’Tudor Village’ and creating the gardens and lake.

A statue in the Italian Garden.

A cloud of pink rhododendron.


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