My potager garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö, Resarö is situated in the inner part of the archipelago outside of Stockholm. Tyra´s Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination.
Tyra's Garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö situated in the inner part of the archipelago near the small town Vaxholm, outside Stockholm. Tyra's Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, my potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination. The climate in these parts is quite demanding as the northerly winds can be strong and cold. THIS BLOG 'Tyra's Garden' is not entirely a gardenblog it contains much more. About me: Enthusiastic amateur gardener and photographer from Vaxholm, Sweden. Designed and built my Greenhouse and Potager in Tyra's Garden 2003. Love the outdoor life, gardening and sailing especially. View my profile

Friday

Highgate Cemetery - London

This post, 'Highgate Cemetery' was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog Tyra's Garden http://waxholm.blogspot.com/
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Highgate Cemetery
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Today I'm going to show you some pictures from my visit to this amazing place called Highgate Cemetery, just about one hour from the City of London's hectic pulse. I'm a huge fan and admirer of this enchanted spot on earth. It lush, green, so very beautiful and calm.
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The family Tomb of Samuel Whitfield.


The cemetery's grounds are full of mature trees, shrubbery and wild flowers all of which have been planted and grown without human influence. ( I don't think that is completely true) I found a numerous wild flowers like for instance Bluebells Scilla non-scripta and Ramsons Allium ursinum. The guide told me that in a few weeks the wild poppies Papaver will bloom and can you imagine the red 'lanterns' lighten up the grounds. It must be wonderful. The grounds are a haven for birds and small animal. The cemeterys tree crowns form a wonderful most amazing canopy and the sound in the cemetery or the lack of noice is overwhelming.
I think this old tree below is a Lebanon Cedar

Catacomb of P.W. Talbot
The Highgate cemetery is devided into two parts the West and the East Cemetery. All my pictures here are from the West Cemetery. This Victorian Cemetery was opened in 1839. The initial design was by the architect Stephen Geary.


'Although its most famous occupant in the east cemetery is probably Karl Marx (whose tomb's attempted bombing in 1970 is still recalled by some Highgate residents), there are many other prominent figures, Victorian and otherwise, buried at Highgate Cemetery.' Facts from Wikipedia read more here



If you want to visit The Highgate Cemetery I recommend you to go to the official website of Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust


Highgate Cemetery
Swain's Lane
Highgate
London
N6 6PJ

Telephone No. (+44) 020 8340 1834



East Cemetery

Open from 10.00am weekdays, 11.00am weekends. There is no charge for children under the age of 16 when accompanied by an adult.

East Cemetery Tours

There is a guided tour of the East Cemetery once a month, on the first Saturday of each month. Tours are about one hour in length, and are limited to 15 people. Tickets are sold at the East Cemetery gate on the day of the tour on a first come, first served basis. The tour cost of £5 includes entrance to the East Cemetery. People should gather at 2:15 P.M. for a prompt start at 2:30.

Western Cemetery

Admission to the West Cemetery is by guided tour only. We have tours all year.
Call the office of The friends of Highgate Cemetery on 0208 340 1834 to discuss arrangements.


Have a great weekend my friend!

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26 comments:

Hanneles paradis said...

Vackert fridfulla bilder,
kram.

Camellia said...

Jag tror inte att allium ursinus kallas något annat här i folkmun är "Wild Garlic". Jo, den smakar precis som vitlök, fast mildare. Jag har varit ute och plåtat ett gäng häromdagen. Kul att du varit i London! Du skulle sagt till så kunde vi tagit en fika :-), jag är där tämligen ofta.

joey said...

Thank you for sharing, dear Tyra ... I love historic cemeteries where you will often find me with camera in hand.

Jan said...

What a lovely, peaceful place. I really enjoyed this tour.
Have a great weekend.

Jan
Always Growing

sweet bay said...

Very interesting post! I didn't realize Highgate Cemetary was so very "green".

Ruben said...

Stämningsfullt och vackert! /Ruben

Karen said...

I love old cemeteries, they have so much character and I don't find them creepy at all, only beautiful like you show. I can say from personal experience that bluebells grow with zero help from people! Poppies too. Sounds like you had a fun trip!

Hermes said...

More great pictures. I haven't been for a few years but its not a place you forgot.

Arboarkticum said...

Åh, så fantastiskt underbara bilder! Man får lust att anlägga ett gotiskt hörn i sin egen trädgård...

Lillebeth said...

Underbart. Jag skickade dit min yngste son vid ett Londonbesök. Han var helt betagen o kom hem med fina bilder. Vill gärna själv en dag stå där! Tack för bilderna!

Anja said...

Oerhört vackra bilder! Där måste det vara underbart att spöka om nätterna...

mvh, Anja

Kanak Hagjer said...

Thank you for the tour, Tyra. I have always felt that cemeteries are so calm and peaceful. And Highgate C. with all the plants and blooms you described, sounds lovely!

HelenJ said...

Vilka underbart vackra bilder. När jag kommer till London nästa gång ska jag absolut försöka ta mig dit!
Förresten måste jag berätta att det kommit skott på alla bladkaktussticklingarna jag fick av dig! Lycka!
Ha en trevlig helg.
/Helen

andré said...

Det ser tjusigt ut, och tycks vara en synnerligen bra plats för den sista vilan...

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hello Tyra !
Isn't it amazing how beautiful some cemeteries are ? This is such an interesting one with a long history.
People are some how put off seeing these places for the beauty of the plants and works of art because they are cemeteries.
Kingston has an awesome historical (yet still active) cemetery that has the first prime minister of Canada buried in it.
The thought in landscaping and staues .. water features .. all of it is one huge GARDEN ? LOL

tina said...

Very olde world isn't it? Sure takes one back and is timeless.

easygardener said...

It looks a fascinating place, very peaceful. I'm rather embarrassed that I've never visited, even though I lived in North London at one time.

Roses and stuff said...

Tack för denna bildsvit, Tyra - vilken vacker plats du har hittat! Jag får lust att göra ett besök där om tiden räcker till. Vi åker till London den 20:de...
Kram Katarina

Barbara said...

I have never been to Highgate cemetery even though when we first came to live in London we were not too far away, but Ihave heard lots about it. Your photos show me so much more of it Tyra. Thank you.

Carol said...

Peaceful and Serene... quite the place to be laid to rest. Thank you so for sharing... lovely to know it a bit. Excellent photography.

Maria said...

Vilka vackra statyetter.

Kathleen said...

Amazing Tyra. I never think of cemetaries as beautiful but this one really is. Definitely a lovely resting place and you managed to get some fabulous photos. Have a great day!

Mildred said...

What serene pictures. I can just imagine the sights and fragrances and the quiet and reverence at such a place. Oh, to see those bright red poppies! I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Hjärtat Mitt said...

Så underbart vackert!
Synd att det inte finns något sådant här hemma.

Kram Mari

karenleigh said...

So beautiful.

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