Do you remember the pictures I posted earlier in the summer on the day of the local gardenn tour when I got Randy to take some pitures of the gothic arbour at a local church? We were walking around town today and stopped in so I could see it for myself. It has a name - Farrow cloister - and has been there longer than I remembered - since 1993!
It's surprising that we've never stopped in before because it's right on 'the main drag'. Looking in from the street:
And looking out at the street:
From looking at it passing by in the car, I had assumed that the vines were all wisteria. There is certainly wisteria, but what was putting on a big show today was the dreaded Trumpet vine!
There was also climbing hydrangea that was just finishing blooming:
There were several clematises but only this one had flowers:
There was also roses, honeysuckle, silverlace vine, Dutchman's pipe, euonymus, Virginia Creeper on the church walls - and probably a few more! It rather looked like someone planted every posible hardy vine!
It was a nice peaceful spot with benches to sit on under the arbour. A little jewel of a garden!