Monday, 24 March 2014
Return Visit to Winterbourne
I made a return visit to Winterbourne House and Gardens (with my free re-entry ticket :D) the Sunday before last. Unfortunately the only way I could see I could find the time this month was during yet another family chauffeuring event which meant that yet again I was very limited for time. I've tried to show a few new areas of the garden not visited last time but some of the photos may be of familiar areas. It was a beautiful day and I saw my first Comma butterflies of the year.
The Walled Garden
House Terrace - a lovely place to sit and have a cup of coffee and gaze at the gardens (if you had more time!!).
Looking over the gardens from the terrace
The Winter Garden which I stupidly failed to visit last time - sadly, the snowdrops were past their best.
Pergola separating the Upper and Lower Lawns
Hellebores were flowering everywhere
Sandstone Rock Garden
Bridge leading to the Woodland Walk
Walking back to the house
Entrance to the Nature Reserve which includes woodland and you might be able to make out a pool in the far distance - yet again no time to visit!
Glasshouses back in the Walled Garden
If I lived closer I would be very tempted to become a member of these gardens because I think they are just delightful. I will though try and go back in late Spring/Summer and will try next time to have a few hours to spare to wander round the whole garden and that nature reserve.