27 June 2011

Rear terrace at Ham House


The main reason that I pop-in to Ham House from time-to-time is for the gardens at the back of the house. The pleasure begins the moment that you walk through the door in the wall near to the shop when a look to the left reveals the broad clean terrace the sweeps along the back of the house and beyond.

To the left on the terrace is a wide colourful border sheltering under the wall and to the left a line of terracotta pots marks the edge of the terrace where it steps down to the large lawn.

The house is almost, but not quite, irrelevant but the little part of it that manages to peek around the trees adds some pleasing straight lines and a shock of white.

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