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

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Apple Weekend at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens




It was Apple Weekend at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens last weekend so we went along on Sunday afternoon to have a look.

Molly Dancers were performing on the Archery Lawn as we arrived.








There was a display of Heritage Apple and Pear varieties in the Green House.








North Orchard














Pumpkins, Marrows and Heritage Potato varieties displayed in the Summer House






Holly Berries are forming already


I bought some honey from the Beekeeping stand.


10 comments:

SeagullSuzie said...

Lovely images of the produce on show, it's all 'apple' here too, with lots of events coming up.

Ragged Robin said...

SeagullSuzie - Thanks Suzie. I think its lovely the way there are so many Apple events and Festivals around the country:)

Margaret Adamson said...

What a lovely way to spend a day out. Such a lot offfruit on show and gorgeous grounds and flowers

Ragged Robin said...

Margaret Adamson - Many thanks. Lots to see and do for all ages.

Deb said...

Great photos of a lovely day out. I've not seen or heard of Molly Dancers, are they similar to Morris dancers?

David said...

Some lovely tasty looking produce on show here Caroline, it certainly looked like an enjoyable day out :-)

Hope you are well and best wishes to all :-)

Countryside Tales said...

Looks like a lovely event.

Ragged Robin said...

Deb - Thanks so much. Yes I think they are similar to Morris Dancers. This particular group appear at most of the Garden events.

David - Thanks very much. It was good to see all the produce the orchards and vegetable garden there produce :)

Countryside Tales - Thanks CT :) Have never actually been to Apple Day there before and it was good fun :)

Millymollymandy said...

I would love to go to something like this! Thank goodness for old orchards and people keeping the old heritage varieties alive. Glad you've been getting out and about and having so much fun. :-)

Ragged Robin said...

Millymollymandy - Thanks so much. There seems to be quite a revival in orchards these days with more people trying to keep the heritage varieties alive which has to be good news :)