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
Thursday, 4 June 2015
Brief Visit to Winterbourne House Gardens
Family chauffeuring this morning meant I had an hour spare to do my usual dash over to Winterbourne House and Gardens. I've done quite a few posts now on this house and garden so won't go too much into the history on this occasion. But the garden is one of the best examples of an Edwardian Arts and Crafts Suburban Villa Garden.
As I had so little time I just concentrated on the Walled Garden and Glasshouses.
Gravel and Rock Garden
I have quite a fondness for stone troughs filled with plants and there were quite a few in this part of the garden.
The Alpine House
It was that hot today that for once the camera lens didn't steam up the minute I walked in the Orchid House.
I spent most of the time looking in one of the other glasshouses as part of my #30DaysWild but I'll cover that in a post over the weekend.
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.