St Cross Hospital’s garden

Have you ever heard that really tacked, psycho-babble advice about “going to your happy place” … ? I’m sure you have.  I’ve never been quite sure what that means, or where my happy place is. But then we visited the gardens at St Cross Hospital, and I knew that the next time I was troubled, I could close my eyes and imagine myself back in this lovely garden. Perhaps it’s not happy enough, but it was certainly serene.  There was a deep fish pond, that the brothers used to stock and tend, as well as a great hedge and amazing trees.


Looking out over the fish pond.




The most beautiful tree I've ever seen.




Hazy hills in the distance.


A cute doorway cut into the hedge!


Not sure what this is... a well? There are steps leading down into it... a medieval version of a hot tub?


The garden shed.


The perfect spot.





Posted on 07/04/2011, in Castles & Cathedrals, Exploring the UK, travel and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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