The garden reminded me of when we visited the lost gardens of Heligan about sixteen years a go. We looked around the old gardens bothy and saw the estate gardeners names scribbled on the walls were the ate their nose bag, drank their 'nice cup of tea' and no doubt talked about the forthcoming first world war. I bet they said:
"It will be over by Christmas."
Wasn't it Bread who wrote that incredible song: "If a picture could paint a thousand words"? Gardeners paint some really inspiring pictures and old mother nature throws in the magic dust and gilds the lily.