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Places - Weeping Ash Garden

9 Aug 2021 5:51PM   Views : 447 Unique : 313

On Sunday afternoon we went down to Weeping Ash Gardens, open as part of the National Garden Scheme where owners open their private gardens for viewing in return for a donation to charity. Locally, we had already enjoyed the Old Vicarage garden at Astley and now we headed for Bents Garden Centre and John Bent's private garden, Weeping Ash. ADAPS has visited here in 2016, but the garden has been extended since then and is looking pretty good. On Sunday John Bent greeted us and told us a little about what he was doing and his plans for Weeping Ash.
John Bent

I was armed with the 42MP Sony A7R III and the new Sony FE 24mm f/2.8G lens, and the resultant review is now live on ePHOTOzine. It was drizzly, but that can result in really great colours that sing with all the glistening moisture. Moisture resistant cameras and lenses come into their own and I'm quite happy shooting in quite heavy rain. You do this at your own risk!

The garden is a maze of paths and wonderfully pointless chairs and tables and other oddities, tucked away in the undergrowth as it surrounds and consumes them over time. There is now even a decent woodland walk. Weeping Ash is quite often open and is to be found on the right as you enter the Bents Garden Centre site. A hidden gem, right on our doorstep.







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