PHYLLIS ODESSEY

AS Steep As You Can Go: Upton House

 As Steep As You Can Go:
UP
TON
HOUSE
Ratley, Warwickshire
You don’t go to Upton House for 
the porcelain, 
the paintings, 
the furniture
or art deco bathroom. 
You head for the backdoor,
walk down the lawn
and take in the view of the meadow
 or so you think…
Art Deco Bathroom
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Upton House from the back
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Looking from the House to the view or so you think
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A staircase…
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the steepest garden i have ever seen- like falling off a cliff into paradise
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Borders vertical…
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Borders horizontal lead to the vegetable garden
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The Bog Garden at the bottom of the garden, looking towards the vegetable garden
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Looking back to house, you can see three small chimmneys at the top of the picture.
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When you are down at the bottom of the garden, you look up anticipating the climb back up.  You admire the guts it took to make a garden on such a steep slope, a garden of perennials, annuals, small trees, shrubs, and vegetables.

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