Carlisle, England sits on the west side of England right up next to the Scottish border. Google places it at a latitude of 54.54. In North America it would be north of Prince Rupert, British Columbia and south of Ketchikan Alaska. In other words a northern rain forest.
But as often happens, passion cares nothing for circumstance. We are privileged to know a woman who keeps a disciplined garden in what is otherwise a wet, windy and gray environment.
The ticket is lots of work in the shoulder seasons and the pulling of a few weeds during after dinner strolls on summer nights.
In the States condos often include fountains or statuary as signs of class and distinction. Up Carlisle way they went with “architectural follies”. The one in this movie takes the form of a ancient church ruin.
The garden is a beautiful oasis. A wonderful place to escape from the world while getting closer to it. I hope you enjoy your brief visit.