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
Friday, 1 July 2016
Warwick - Part 1: The Mill Garden
Although E is now back at work D is still on holiday so yesterday we had a day out in Warwick. Our first port of call was the delightful Mill Garden situated in Mill Street. The garden was created over a 60 year period by the late Arthur Measures. The half acre garden is renowned for the quality of its planting and superb views of the River Avon, ruins of a Medieval bridge and Warwick Castle. Winding pathways lead you through the garden and there are seats everywhere for you to sit and soak in the tranquility and peacefulness of the setting.
Many thanks to Ian of "In Japara's Backyard" (please see blog list on the right) who recommended this garden to me when he visited it on a trip to England a few years ago.
(I'll return to the East Devon holiday in a few days).
Mill Street which contains some 15th and 16th century houses
Does anyone know please the species of this tree - D and I fell in love with the flowers.
Some of the photos taken by D with the Canon SX50.
We then visited the Lord Leycester Hospital and Master's Garden and paid a flying visit to St Mary's to see the Shakespeare First Folio and 1st edition of the King James Bible (it was the last day of the exhibition) but I'll write about these in a separate post.
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.