Pots of Inspiration

thistle pot

Pots come in all shapes and sizes, most are mass produced and I would {and do} happily smash brand new pots to use as drainage without qualm. But not all pots are created equal and my favourite garden pots of all are handmade using traditional methods at a local pottery which also happens to boast one of the most beautiful and inspirational courtyard gardens I have had the pleasure of visiting. Hidden behind it’s own stone wall it could also have been a secret garden except for the large, bright signs pointing the way…


Stepping through the gate and down a handful of ancient stone steps the courtyard is revealed in all its glory and splendour…

pottery courtyard

Old wooden chairs and benches scattered around the courtyard invite visitors to stay awhile to enjoy the garden…


Or the company of a cat…

pottery cat

Cool fountains soothe the soul of the weary…


And between the blooms piles of pottery and ceramics combine to create a perfect display of the craft of pottery and the art of gardening

pottery pink

As the days grow longer and brighter I’m already looking forward to my next visit and if you ever find yourself in the area I recommend that you visit too. You’ll be glad you did.


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