820b – Mill Garden, Warwick

22 Jul , 2018  

Mill Garden, Warwick

I then drive the short distance to Warwick to spend a few hours exploring. I pay £2.50 to enjoy a very pretty garden in the shadow of Warwick castle. Right by the River Avon and the mill, there are ruins of a medieval bridge and the imposing sight if Caesar’s tower looming over the garden. […]

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817 – Brodsworth

25 Jun , 2018  

Brodsworth Hall Garden

A gloriously sunny day. After a super evening on the 24th watching George Ezra at the Dalby Forrest for a concert performed to 5,500 people, stop off for a few hours on the way back to the Midlands. Have a very light lunch sitting outside and reading books, then go for a stroll around the […]

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814n – Rowallane Garden

19 May , 2018  

Rowallane Garden

Saturday 19th May is our returning home day. After a short run by myself taking in the Boundary trail between the lough and house (which has some of the best areas of wood carpeted with bluebells), we finish packing and drive towards Belfast stopping off at Rowallane garden, owned by the National Trust, for a […]

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811a – Audley End

21 Apr , 2018  

Audley End

A warm afternoon with some sunshine. We spend a few hours exploring the outside parts of Audley End with Adrian, Sian, Ruby and Zach as part of a visit to see them on our way to West Sussex. The formal parterre flower beds are very colourful, full of tulips, plus explore the Elysian garden, Tea […]

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798b – University of Oxford Botanical Garden

21 Oct , 2017  

University of Oxford Botanical Garden

After a light lunch at a nearby cafe we continue onto the University’s botanical gardens which costs us £5 each to get in but is well worth it. There is plenty of late summer colour and autumn colours too, a nice time of year to see the seasonal cross-over. It starts to get very windy […]

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797 – Witley Court

15 Oct , 2017  

Witley Court and Gardens

Enjoy a few very relaxing hours at Witley Court on a very mild, sunny day with a gentle breeze blowing golden leaves off the trees. Have a walk in the woodland area enjoying the autumn colours, then onto the front pool view and the rustic boathouse. The east parterre is still incredibly colourful; the east […]



788b – Parcevall Hall Gardens

1 Aug , 2017  

Parcevall Hall Gardens

Onto a very secluded garden created by Sir William Milner in the 1920s and 1930s around a traditional 17th century Dales farmhouse. Use our HHA cards to get in for free, and apart from one other family, we have the place to ourselves. This is in part to the weather; there is a heavy cloud […]

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777a – Aberglasney Gardens

13 May , 2017  

Aberglasney Gardens

We stop off at Aberglasney, our second visit and this time in perfect weather. It is good value at £8.50 each, and it is not busy either. The gardens are colourful and vibrant at this time of year. Pigeon House Wood is carpeted in bluebells, the borders in the sunken garden are at their best […]

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776a – Prior Park

8 Apr , 2017  

Prior Park, Bath

A beautiful warm, sunny day with blue sky. Paul and I drive to the Lansdown park and ride outside Bath and then meet Alex and his friend Dirk outside Bath Abbey at 10.45. We walk to the start of the Bath Skyline walk, a six mile circular route well laid out by the National Trust. […]

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774b – Sewerby Hall Gardens

30 Mar , 2017  

Sewerby House Garden

The pretty small house overlooking the sea isn’t open but the gardens are. We enjoy exploring the walled garden and large kitchen gardens before walking back along the sea front to the traditional seaside area of the town. W then head back to the railway station, getting a drink from the lovely railway themed cafe/bar […]

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