Monday, September 1, 2008

What's in a name?

Plenty - if you just happen to be the magical Temple Guiting in Gloucestershire! Arguably one the finest Grade 1 listed Tudor homes in the Cotswolds, this divine home has just received a garden 'makeover' by the wonderful English Landscape Designer Jinny Blom.

Trained originally as Transpersonal Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Jinny worked extensively with deeply psychologically damaged people. However a 'life changing event - like a river bursting its banks' in 1996, caused a drastic career change & altered her course into garden design. Now, eleven years later, Jinny's background still influences her work. In her view gardens have an uplifting effect on people, architecture and the wider landscape.

Understated, yet incredibly elegant, this garden blends effortlessly with a house that has occupied these 14 acres since the 15th century.


  1. That is just stunning! Another happy start to Monday morning Millie by reading your beautiful blog xxx

  2. A stunning post Millie!! I love the gardens & home, I have been to this region and so I can just imagine the wider countryside makes this even more perfect!

  3. I second the two girls before me! - Millie - what a stunning place and a beautiful post. thank you x

  4. Millie,
    I love your blog! Thank you very much for visiting and commenting on my blog - do you mind if I put you on my blogroll?

  5. The sight of those gardens certainly had an uplifting effect on me! They reminded me of that lovely book The Secret Garden - so many different rooms within one garden and so many places to explore. And I just adore the wide, wide windowsills in the house, and the cosy sitting room. Lovely.

  6. I think that is my ultimate fantasy real estate. Everything is to perfection in my eyes! You always find such gorgeous pictures. Love it!

  7. Wow, that is to die for. That is the kind of place you only see in the movies, it is perfection. Thanks, Heidi

  8. A perfect vision of unreachable dreams of MOI §:-))

    Hysterical nice garden settings but unfortunately doesn't fit in my backyard.

    Jst loving to cherish your blog post.

    ENjoy your day, downunder & have a happy SPRING TIME, as we're going to autumn season.


  9. Beautiful!!! I am reading World Without End- which goes along with Pillars of the Earth. It's all about church building so I'm mildly obsessed with the ancient structures. Just amazing how well kept the grounds are- so impressed! BTW- Pillars is one of my FAVORITE books- a must read if you like a good novel!


And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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