Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Garden visits

During a college block in early-autumn last year we visited Powis Castle, an incredible National Trust garden near Welshpool in Wales. The garden spreads itself over these magnificent Baroque terraces, with gigantic cloud-effect yew hedges towering far above that almost appear to be growing out of the castle. It's a truly unique place and I look forward to returning there this year! Also this year I hope to visit Hanham Court, a garden near to Bristol that looked rather special in an article I recently read. Packwood House is also on the must-see list, a garden comparatively nearby to Hidcote. Here's to garden touring on glorious summer afternoons!


Powis Castle


These urns decorate the upper terraces


Osteospermum ‘Whirligig’


Huge old boy that was struck by lightning


4 comments:

Noah Hoskins-Forsythe said...

Garden visiting all around- so good!

DD said...

Absolutely beautiful! You'll be pleased to know my husband and I recently became joint members of the National Trust last weekend after visiting Motisfont Abbey (btw the roses are out early although I'm sure you know this), and this garden is now firmly on the list of ones to visit! Thank you for sharing you wonderful photos.

Pam's English Garden said...

Dear Bertie, I love the Osteospermum ‘Whirligig’. A visit to Powis Castle brings back happy memories for me. P.

Diane said...

What ho, Bertie! Poor old tree!

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