"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."

From "Auguries of Innocence"

by William Blake

Thursday, 9 June 2011

A Walk Around One of my Favourite Gardens

I've had a lot of commitments this week and its been fairly hectic but I did have an hour to spare earlier this week and, as I was passing nearby, I paid a quick visit to Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens.

The Gardens are looking lovely and summery with plenty of colour in the borders.

As time was short I just walked around the walled garden.

My Lady's border is starting to come into flower.

Looking towards the Melon Grounds

I love the colours and smell of carnations, pinks and dianthus.

The Green House

Flowers in borders at the side of the North Orchard

Fruit is starting to form on trees in the orchard and on espaliers

Looking towards the north-west pier

The Lower Wilderness looking up the West Claire-vole towards Castle Bromwich Hall

The Lower Wilderness

Walking towards the Parterres and Upper Wilderness

The Upper Wilderness

Alium seedhead

Here is just one of the unusual flowers that can be seen around the Gardens

The air was full of the scent of roses - so many old fashioned varieties

There were lots of foxgloves in flower in various areas of the garden.

The usual species of bird were to be seen and it was nice to see a family party of long-tailed tits.

Before leaving I had a quick look round the nearby churchyard - actually looking for spotted flycatchers although I knew a sighting was unlikely! I did see a a robin and a wren feeding young however.


Rohrerbot said...

Beautiful pics

Ragged Robin said...

Many thanks. It was ever so windy so conditions weren't ideal but they turned out better than I thought they would!

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens said...

Thanks very much for your continued support. Best wishes, Graham :)

Ragged Robin said...

Hi Graham - many thanks. I sent you an email a few weeks back re: the Gardens blog - not sure if you received it. Let me know if you didn't and I'll try and resend it. Well done on the great work you are doing to publicise the gardens. Best wishes Caroline