Thursday, April 14, 2005

The Flopsy Bunnies' Garden

From BBC News:

The garden at Gwaenynog Hall in Denbigh (Wales) served as the setting for The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and those other "rabbit" books Beatrix Potter wrote. The current owners of the hall are restoring the garden to how it appeared when the author visited.

"Beatrix Potter's mother and my great-grandmother were sisters and she came here to stay with her Uncle Fred. This is going back to the 1890s and she came some 13 times," said the mother-of-three.

Owner Janie Smith describes the garden:

"It's full of herbaceous plants, we have apple trees, pear trees, we have apricots, peaches and damsons and lovely green gardens to walk on.

"In June it is in tremendous flower," she added.

The potting shed is still there.

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