Saturday, 7 July 2012

Quex Park - Part 1

We arrived at Quex Park a couple of weeks ago when staying in Kent. We knew nothing of the place except that there was a house and garden and something to do with a cotton museum
Could not understand this as all cotton imported into this country was processed in Lancashire in the North of England

Well the museum was certainly not what we expected, the museum being the Powell-Cotton museum - the name of a person!
Bear with me and I will get there in the next post as I need to do this visit in three parts
For this post we will take a walk around the gardens

On arrival we stop here for morning coffee

How stately the peacock looks

The back of the house that I will take you round in part 3

Even old and discarded tree trunks look artistic

The Victorian Walled Garden
that was quite a sun trap when it eventually showed it's face

So, into the museum in the next post and I am sure you will be surprised as I was!


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

What a lovely place and the gardens are so huge. It must have been delightful spending some time walking there. I'll look forward to the inside views next.

nikkipolani said...

I smiled as you revealed the true "cotton" nature of this locale :-) The gardens look so spacious and welcoming with those paths and lush green with lots of interest for the one with a gardening bent.

Cheri said...

Can't wait for the next post! The photos of the grounds are beautiful. I love the peacocks and I loved the old tree. I'll be waiting :)

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

The vast expanses of manicured lawn seen in some of these stately places always amazes me. I am enjoying your tour...that peacock is indeed stately. Looks like he knows just how gorgeous he is!

Terri said...

Very pretty house and gardens. Very intrigued. I will tune in next time! Thanks for the tour!

Patsy said...

What a lovely garden!

Vee said...

Tease! It is a beautiful place. The gardens and grounds and building. I may have to look this person up because my curiosity as the best of me.

Elizabethd said...

I had never heard of this place, but how interesting it seems.
I do love the colours of a peacock's feathers.

kreativehaende said...

wonderful pictures!
greetings, Waltraud

CherryPie said...

It looks very nice from the outside and you have me intrigued!

becky up the hill said...

Love a good cliff hanger! My English family were involved in the textile industry in the 1820/30's before they moved across the pond. I'm sure this was a hard job in some kind of factory. It was the woolen industry tho, not cotton!

Anonymous said...

That is a very proud looking peacock. I love walled gardens, and this one looks a real gem.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Beautiful shot of the peacock, and OH that garden. Just heavenly. When my husband and I first moved here , I heard something that sounded like an angry cat and ran outside, and there was a peacock on my roof!