11 May 2009

Gardens at St Michael's Convent

St Michael's Convent on Ham Common is a large, but fairly boring, building behind which is a large and attractive garden. The garden is private but is open on a few rare days as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

The garden is in various sections, including a vegetable garden and a formal lawn with borders, but the most attractive part is the orchard where this path provides and attractive view back towards the house.

Along one of the edges of the garden the path is less formal but no less attractive.

The orchard sits in the middle of the rear part of the garden doubles as a wild garden with long grass and some wild flowers that, despite being quite small, attract attention through their sharp brilliant colours.