Tuesday, June 29, 2010

On the Subject of Garden Seating! Westbury Court

A magnificent 400-year-old evergreen oak growing at Westbury Court Garden.

Continuing the topic of benches and garden seating... a throne-like structure

...that complements Westbury Court's formal Dutch water gardens,
rescued by The National Trust after many years of neglect.
The bench inscription reads: To remember Hugo Colchester Memyss - 1910-1974
Representing the last of his family at WESTBURY COURT.

Link to Westbury Court Garden:


  1. Oh, my. Isn't that quite the seat. Looks like it should be wearing velvet knickers and a tricorn hat! (Though my dates might be a few hundred years off.)

  2. Wow that really is a garden throne, cant say I've seen anything like that in the garden before!

  3. Now THAT is a bench to be proud of :)

  4. How extraordinarily repulsive. Best covered by velvet knickers I agree. Make them drawers even. Ermine lined of course!

  5. Velvet knickers...tricorn hat... repulsive! How this 'throne' does stir up some deep, dare I say, vivid musings.

    I think we'd all look quite dignified sitting for a group photo ;-0