Westbury Court garden, near Gloucester, is the first garden that the National Trust rescued and restored. It was first laid out between 1696 and 1715 so it is a terrific example of an early garden that survived through history even when the house did not. I went there on a sunny June day and had the place almost to myself!
June is the time for roses at Mottisfont, a National Trust property in Hampshire, England. I have wanted to visit for a while so one, sunny June day, I had a day off from work and decided, quite spur of the moment to just go. I was so glad I did and I would recommend this garden to everyone!
Corsham Court is a privately owned house and gardens in the pretty little town of Corsham in Wiltshire. It is owned by the Meuthen family and has done since 1747 although the house is much older in parts. It has gardens and parklands designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown which sweep around the property and go on for 350 acres. A visit was in order to see the formal gardens, enjoy the parklands and visit the house which displays an extensive art collection. We visited on the May bank holiday but it was not busy. It’s the sort of place that you could visit for half a day and either enjoy wandering around Corsham visiting the Alms houses and school room or combine it with a visit to nearby Lacock.
And then it was May….how did that happen?? Welcome to the #MyGloriousGardens May link party! A place to link blog posts about your garden, a garden you have visited, garden tips and advice or, an outdoor experience that you would like to share with the world. Link parties are great for meeting new bloggers, gaining new readers and putting your blog post out there to be enjoyed by others.
Welcome to the March Round up Post! I can’t believe it is almost Easter and the end of March already. The beautiful photo of the Fritillaria was taken Easter 2017 in the old house garden. I really hope this cold rain goes away soon!
We had 20 link ups this month which is absolutely fabulous! We also had a winner for the competition and that was Joshua from 30daysofwildparenting. Well done Joshua! Your prizes are on their way already!
I was reading the usual 6 on Saturday posts which I love and Thomas posted about his 6 favourite garden successes of 2017. I thought I would join in too! The weather here in Wiltshire is very stormy with high winds and lashing rain so plans to start digging out the new pond will have to wait!
If you have not joined in with 6 on Saturday before you can find out more from its creator, The Propagator Blog.
Read more “6 on Saturday: A review of 2017 in the old house garden.”
Here we are and I’m a little late with my round-up post as I’m recovering from flu. Like, proper flu so am wrapped up in bed with my laptop whilst I write this! After a week off work I’m feeling a bit better so thought I’d better get around to the blog!
Read more “#MyGloriousGardens October Round Up Post. Grab a coffee for a great read!”