Saturday, October 1, 2011

In Love With Wales: Reason #3 (Bright Colours Inspire)

Yes we've all heard the stories: "Wales is rainy and gloomy". Nothing could be further from the truth. Once we dipped into the Welsh countryside the small group of travel writer's I was with were fascinated with the colourful buildings - especially at the tourist town and garden of Portmeirion. Built to promote his architectural business and to be a self-funded "village", both the town and home garden of Clough Williams-Ellis were showy and colourful.

Not as famous as the blue Tiffany packaging, Portmeirion blue should be! Used throughout both the Plas Brodnaw Gardens and village of Portmeirion, in all the little details including trim, fences and benches.

The seaside holiday village of Portmeirion features a variety of bright colours including the famous blue used again here in the trim.

Stunning white fall blooms (probably Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert') look fab in Portmeirion and in Clough Williams-Ellis' home garden Plas Brondanw.

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