We paid a brief visit to Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens a few weeks ago. These 10 acre walled gardens are a unique example of an English Baroque Garden and are being restored to the period 1680-1762 when they were in their prime. The gardens contain 600+ plant species from that period.
My Lady's Border
Inside the Greenhouse
Fox and Hedgehog are the new mascots for the Gardens
Apples and Pears are ripening in both the Orchards
The Spitfire Willow Sculpture in the Kitchen Garden is new.
Rowan berries look nearly ripe.
Part of the Lower Wilderness
The Gardens are participating in Solihull's Hedgehog Survey and there are lots of these hedgehog boxes round the garden and several hedgehogs have been spotted :)
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust in a new important project has chosen Solihull as the location for the UK's first dedicated Hedgehog Conservation Area or Hedgehog Improvement Area (HIA). The aim is to boost Solihull's hedgehog population, inspire the residents and to help hedgehogs as a response to this species recent rapid decline.
Bumble bee on Lavender
The Upper Wilderness
There's a small exhibition in the Visitor Centre giving information about the gardens and Castle Bromwich Hall.
My BBC Springwatch SOS Wildflower Trough (3)
10 minutes ago