Mr McGregor's garden

As we wandered around the vegetable garden, quite unexpectedly we stumbled across Mr McGregor’s garden. Not quite sure what it was, it was great to discover it was The Mr McGregor from the Beatrix Potter stories. Well, probably not his actual garden, but that’s a mere technicality.

Mr McGregor's garden

In case you’re not up to speed, Mr McGregor was intent on keeping hungry rabbis out of his vegetable garden, sometimes catching them for a pie, and appeared in two episodes of the animation of her books in 1992. And from the looks of things, he’s having some success.

curly kale and a shed
bountiful rows of vegetables

Perhaps it’s the sign that’s helping?

Private - keep out!

It’s a garden with everything though - there’s a shed, slightly ramshackle, but it’s a shed. There’s rhubarb pots, and even a cold frame.

A closer look at Mr McGregor's ramshackle shed
He has a cold frame on the side though
Looking straight through the shed
Looking down the garden path at the shed and vegetables

It was a magical little space, that was jam packed full of vegetables. And not a rabbit in sight…