Those beautiful dahlias grow in the Walled Garden in Fulham Palace, South West London. Fulham Palace used to be a residence of the bishops of London and some of them were keen on botany and plants. Bishop Compton was a successful botanist himself and was receiving seeds and cuttings from the overseas colonies to grow them back in London. It is said that first magnolia in Europe was growing in the Palace grounds.
There is a whole range of dahlias and I love them growing against the wall which makes a very nice background in the photos. The dark foliage is also very attractive making the flowers stand out.
15 thoughts on “Bishop’s dahlias”
Those are beautiful flowers!
They are growing happily there by the warm wall.
These are such cheerful flowers, with a lovely range of colours. Thanks for sharing your images with us. 🙂
They had more of them this year. Thank you for visiting.
Gorgeous images of beautiful flowers……..Feast for my eyes, thanks 🙂
Happy you like them.
I love all the Bishop dahlias and your photos are so good! I used to have a Bishop of Llandaff; a beautiful red one.
I love dahlias too. It says on the Palace website that they also grow the Lllandaff variety.
Some familiar faces here. We like dahlias a lot.
Yes, I remember your pretty dahlias.
We’ve grown the red Bishop Llandaff before. I would love to grown more from the range. The foliage sets the flowers off a treat. Thanks for sharing.
You are right about the foliage. Thank you for visiting.
The flowers are amazing… I have seen only few of them… but i din’t realize before that dahlias have these many varieties.
They’re all so beautiful, I’d love to be able to grow them all!
Me too if I had my own garden. Maybe one day…