A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"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
Friday, 25 January 2013
Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens in the Snow
I popped to Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens for an hour yesterday afternoon. Snow had turned the Gardens into a Winter Wonderland. It was very quiet and peaceful there and I didn't see a single soul as I wandered around.
Lady Bridgeman Garden
The Green House built around 1729
Looking along Holly Walk towards the Summer House
As I walked round the perimeter of the Gardens I followed a set of footprints - I think these were made by a cat.
Looking along the West Claire-vole towards Castle Bromwich Hall
Lamia (a creature from Roman and Greek mythology, half woman and half serpent, who preyed on human beings, perched atop the North-west Pier)
The Mirror Pond in the Extra Gardens was covered in ice
"The Secret Garden"
The Summer House
Parterres and Upper Wilderness
Trellis surrounding the remains of a Gazebo at the end of the Raised Walk.
Castle Bromwich Hall which is now a Hotel.
Usually there are plenty of Redwings around the Gardens at this time of the year but I didn't see any yesterday.
For more information on the Gardens please visit www.cbhgt.org.uk and to visit their blog please follow the link on the right hand side under "My Blog List".
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