Yet another County Gardens Trust member, Tim Richardson, is the guiding light behind the very successful Chelsea Fringe. This is the last weekend of the 2013 Fringe. The forecast is looking good, so why not go along and give it your support? http://www.chelseafringe.com/
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I visited on a Sunday morning and watched (or perhaps that should be heard) hoards of tourist groups being led through its peaceful greenness. There were plenty of signs asking people to be silent, but that just wasn't happening.
Large numbers of visitors aren't necessarily a bad thing. In fact, enjoying silence with a crowd of people can be a very powerful experience. But our lack of ability to respect the spirit of a garden can be a real problem. If you find yourself in Bruges, do go and have a look. It's a wonderful place, it just needs its visitors to show a little more respect. http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2013/05/economist-explains-who-were-beguines
Looking forward to meeting lots of you in Lancashire later this month for the Lowther Castle Study Day. http://www.lowthercastle.org/ http://www.lancsgt.org.uk/events%20page.htm