Sunday, 4 November 2012

Kentwell Hall & Gardens Pt. 6

Finishing Kentwell Hall postings with a look at the gardens
It is a moated house 

The Ice House

Walled Gardens

Note the Topiary - we will go and take a closer look from inside the moat

The ancient Stocks

There is quite a bit more of interest on this estate but I have shown you all that I managed to photograph so hope you enjoyed it
As the family said, "We hope that visitors will feel more like guests in a private home, rather than visitors to a public institution"

There are lots of activities throughout the year and I imagine that for me the Dickensian Christmas would be the most appealing 


Vee said...

Oh will you return for the Christmas program? That does sound wonderful. I enjoyed seeing the Topiaries as John is just now learning about them. I also enjoyed seeing the ice house dug into the ground that way. All of the estates would have had them, I'm sure. They really are a splendid idea!

CherryPie said...

I have enjoyed my virtual journey to the gardens and hall. I need to add it to list of places to visit.

Lorrie Orr said...

A moat! What lovely gardens to wander through. I'm so glad the family is so accommodating to tourists. Christmas events at the house would be so much fun!

Terri said...

I love the "green" refrigeration. Thanks for sharing this beautiful place.

Anonymous said...

Utterly gorgeous! The ice house looks very interesting, and the topiary is impressive.
I think the Dickensian Christmas sounds wonderful.

Trisha said...

Such a pretty place to visit. The peacock looks like it belongs there.

Grayseasailor said...

Now I am curious about moats...are they just filled with rainwater or a spring or stream, or? :) Gracie

Elizabeth said...

I think you will end up with a book of interesting English house tours on your hands.
Please please do Ingatestone Hall unless you have done it already and I missed it! If I missed it can you send me a link
The home of Lord Petre.

Sara said...

Oh yes, a Dickensian Christmas sounds quite wonderful!