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
Saturday, 8 August 2015
Packwood House and Gardens - Part 1: The Carolean Garden
B and I visited Packwood House and Gardens yesterday afternoon. I always try and visit at this time of year as the walled Carolean Garden is a total delight - this year, if possible, it looked better than ever.
A few photos from the East Court - there are several sundials around Packwood - one of these times I'll take photos of them all!
The Carolean (or South) Garden
A little courtyard by the House
Main Herbaceous Borders
The Yellow Border - full of perennials combining the colours of pink, yellow, lavender, carmine and scarlet, following Loudon's "mingled" style (small groups or single plants repeated at intervals using flowers of mixed colours).
The Sunken Garden - created by Baron Ash
The Rose Bays
The Raised Terrace - probably my favourite part of the whole garden. It is just a riot of colour buzzing with pollinators. Its planted in "hot" colours and this year it seemed more beautiful than ever.
I've decided to split the post into 2 parts as I've been naughty again and posted far too many photos!! The next post will include the famous Topiary Garden, The Orchard, Lake and Woodland Walk, the Packwood Follies and the Kitchen Garden.
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