Photos aren’t permitted inside Hever Castle, but the gardens and nearby church are scenic.
I had watched the movie The Other Boleyn Girl
on a series of airplane trips, so when Martin and Nicola suggested that while we were in Kent
, we might see Hever Castle
— the childhood home of Anne Boleyn
(the second wife of Henry VIII
) — I was intrigued. The village of Hever
is so small that I might have missed it when we went through. The castle is approached through a gatehouse.
Down the walk, the castle gradually emerges from behind the trees.
The gardens have a large collection of sculpted topiary. I like the idea of topiary, but I sometimes puzzle what the shapes are supposed to be.
The variety of shapes leads me think about the natural growth from which the sculptors start. Continue reading “2008/08/30 Hever Castle: home of Anne Boleyn“