Sunday, 19 September 2010

Marks Hall Gardens

Off we are going today to walk around Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum. Quite a varied walk even though the Summer colours have ended and the Autumn colours not yet out, as this was a few weeks ago.






Wild flowers in abundance on this part of the walk

and many different trees  as we take the woodland path

In coming upon this old Oak tree I have learned something new. Apparently it takes an Oak 300 years to get established, another 300 years to mature and 300 years to die. This tree apparently has about 100 years left.

This part of the garden is laid out in the shape of different countries which are planted with the fauna of that country. Obviously I cannot give you a sense of that from my camera level.



Do you think he is sending me a message!



A very ancient iron bridge



It's lunch time so the 17th century coach house is our next stop

then off to walk the 18th century walled garden which is displaying it's own colour for this time of year












and a walk through the lime tunnel, missing out the Arboretum as Alan was still recovering at the time.

20 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thank you for sharing the lovely walk today. I would be one that would enjoy that bench for a rest too. I love to walk, but I always take a rest too.

Deanna said...

Dearest Barb,
Pray you are well.
I enjoyed my stroll through this gorgeous Garden.
So very pleasant.

I'm on the mend and am so happy about this!
Thank you for the prayers.
d

melissa said...

Barbara...your photos always cause me to take a deeeep breath. :)

Thanks for sharing such prettiness with all of us. Ahhhhh.

Edith Hope said...

Dear Barbara, I have never visited these gardens personally and so have much enjoyed your tour. The gardens are indeed wonderfully varied in planting and design and everything looks to be beautifully kept. So many ideas to bring back to one's own garden.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a lovely stroll that was and I thank you for taking me along.

Judith said...

Well that's another place to add to my list to visit. Your photos are fabulous and I particularly love the lavendar beds. My hubby would do the same - sit on a bench and let me wander around :)))

Needled Mom said...

I WANT to go for a walk with you!!! That looks fabulous!!! Your pictures are always so amazing, Barbara. Thanks for sharing.

bennie and patsy said...

That was a lovely walk ,thank you.
Patsy

Amy DeTrempe said...

Wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing your walk.

Vee said...

Your comment about the oak made me laugh and then I saw Alan napping on the bench...ha! What fun. This garden is so much more tended and trimmed than the rather wild one I visited last week.

La Petite Gallery said...

I will say that it is such a delightfull treat to come to see
your posts they are so beautiful and so interesting. love it

yvonne

Mmm said...

So lovely, as always. What wonderful places you and your hubs go to. I love to see these little walks of yours and visits whenever I myself get to visit here.

do hope you are doing well. Seems like it! :)

Willow said...

The gardens look so beautiful. What a wonderful time you must have had. Thanks so much for sharing.

Willow

Lorrie said...

I can see that autumn is quickly approaching in England. But there is beauty nonetheless.

Sara said...

Thank you for another lovely walk. That photo of the pond toward the beginning of your post made me think of the park the four or us walked around a short drive from your home that time....

Bernideen said...

Your journey was wonderful here!

Jenny said...

Photos were lovely, this is somewhere i shall have to go someday.
Jenny <><

Rose Lefebvre said...

THE OAK TREE HAS A FACE, AND HE IS SCREAMING!!! CAN YOU SEE IT??? PERFECT FOR HALLOWEEN!!

Gwendolyn said...

You must drink deeply of all the beauty that surrounds you! How blessed you are! How fascinating for us to follow your "journeys."

Thank you again!

RoyalTLady said...

NOW suddenly I know HOW much I have missed out from your great posts!