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
Monday, 22 September 2014
Very Brief Visit to Winterbourne House and Gardens
Family chauffeuring yesterday morning meant I had an hour to fill in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham so I decided to revisit Winterbourne House and Gardens - built and designed on Arts and Crafts principles.
The house was built in the early 1900's for the Nettlefold family. Margaret Nettlefold, wife of John, designed the garden taking inspiration from Gertrude Jekyll. The house and gardens were bequeathed to the University of Birmingham by its last owner John Macdonald Nicholson.
The Visitor Centre
The Walled Garden
The Lean-to Glasshouse
Glasshouses and Alpine Garden
The Alpine House
The Arid House
The Old Family Kitchen
Old Garden Office
Sadly, an hour isn't anywhere near long enough to walk round these beautiful gardens and explore the house but I will return :)
In the afternoon we visited an exhibition of "Marvellous Machines" but I'll save that for another post - too many photos!!
Welcome to my blog. I have been interested in natural history from an early age and we have tried to create a garden attractive to wildlife. I also enjoy reading, photography, collecting fossils, visiting historic buildings and gardens and supporting Aston Villa. Please feel free to leave a comment and, if you would like to email me, my email address is ciraggedrobinsATgmail.com - remember to replace AT with @. Thank you for visiting.