Waxwing

Waxwing
"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, 3 October 2014

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

I made another brief visit to Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens last week and spent a pleasant hour wandering round the Gardens which are an unique example of an English Baroque garden in the process of being restored to the period 1680 - 1762.

Lady Bridgeman's Garden


The Archery Lawn



The Greenhouse







Apples were being picked from the Orchards in preparation for Apple Day (weekend).






The Lower Wilderness


Spindle berries


Honeysuckle berries and flower


The Secret Garden





Pumpkins and Marrows on display in the Greenhouse





My Lady's Border






The Gardens are holding their Apple Day (weekend) tomorrow 4th October and on Sunday 5th October. If you live locally and would like to visit these lovely gardens please visit their website at www.cbhgt.org.uk which has lots of information on the gardens and on the event this weekend.

9 comments:

amanda peters said...

This late on in the year and it is still looking lovely..
Amanda xx

Countryside Tales said...

Love the colours of the squashes and pumpkins, reminds me of harvest festivals in the church at my primary school. Have a lovely weekend :o)

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi RR That certainly is a fantastic place to visit so I am glad you had a hour to spend there. wonderful gardens and still quite a lot is bloom. Have a great weekend.

SeagullSuzie said...

A lovely selection of images from such a pretty garden. Rain wont stop apple day I'm sure.

Ragged Robin said...

Amanda Peters - Thanks Amanda - mild weather seems to have extended growing season :)

Countryside Tales - Thanks CT :) Yes,you are right it does - thankfully no tins in sight!! :) Have a good weekend too.

Margaret Adamson - Thanks Margaret - yes the gardens are very tranquil and a great place to recharge batteries :) Have a lovely weekend too :)

SeagullSuzie - Thanks so much Suzie. It will go ahead regardless and at least it looks dry tomorrow :)

Bovey Belle said...

What a lovely place to visit - that Orangery was a lovely building. So good to see Spindle tree fruit again - something I miss now I'm not in a limestone area. There used to be masses of them along the Shaftesbury Drove when I lived just outside Coombe Bissett, near Salisbury.

Ragged Robin said...

Bovey Belle - Thanks so much. Spindle berries are really unusual - en masse must be a stunning sight :)

Em Parkinson said...

Yet another amazing trip around a beautiful place. I never need to leave home. I wanted to reach into the screen and grab one of those apples.

Ragged Robin said...

Em Parkinson - Thanks so much :) Often been tempted to pluck one from a branch when I've been there :)