Fun topiary and massed snowdrops make a fine setting for this simple bench which blends into the Cotswold stone wall behind it.
This was a gem of a garden with a great atmosphere and sweeping views over the rolling Cotswold hills.
The Barbican does a nice line in bench repetition whether they’re outside like these, or inside like the ones I found in the Arts Centre previously.
I finally managed to find the site of Nigel Dunnett’s reworking of one The Barbican’s open spaces yesterday* and found this view looking back towards that area from where the ramp up from Bridgewater Street emerges from the road below.
It’s too early to feature the planting in detail, but I saw enough to get excited about a repeat visit later this year.
* = it’s taken me a couple of attempts to get there. Either turn left as you come out of The Barbican underground station and up the staircase immediately at the side of the station.
Or head across the road in front of the station via the pedestrian crossing, up Beech Street on the left hand side (through the tunnelly bit) and take the first turn on your left which is an actual road.
Continue past the Exhibition Hall entrance until you find a ramp on your left which takes you onto the Barbican’s housing complex and the Beech Gardens area.
I wonder what it saw? 😉
Last chance to see this fine garden before it closes on September 25th. See Veg Plotting‘s visit to Wyndcliffe Court for more