Thursday, 22 January 2015

Kingston Lacy, Dorset (Part 3)

Having wandered around the house we will now have a walk around the formal gardens by way of the marble staircase built between 1663 and 1665

The back of the house

and side

The Maple garden

and Fernery

I have added a bit more information on the last 2 posts on the house having found the notes I made at the time on a scrap of paper
Our visit was in 2013 and I could hardly read my scribbles
Hope you enjoyed the visit


Lorrie said...

Beautiful gardens. I love the last one with the ground covered with ferns.

Needled Mom said...

Oh my!!! Those gardens are lovely and would be such a delightful place for a walk.

Scriptor Senex said...

I love the fernery and I've always wanted my very own circular seat around a tree trunk.

Linda P said...

I like those first photos of the marble stairway leading onto the views of the formal gardens. I always enjoy wandering along those winding paths in the woodlands when visiting country houses. The ironwork bench seat would be a welcome place to sit for a while after a tour around the house.

Patsy said...

This has been a grand tour. Just
beautiful, enjoyed it very much.
Hoping you are having a good new year and staying well.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a marvelous tour of this home and it's gardens. Part one was a great place to start, then upstairs and journeying on to the grounds. Being a fern lover, I could almost feel myself walking beside them.
Very lovely Barbara.

CherryPie said...

You have captured some good photographs of the gardens.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

All those green ferns look so lovely. And I like the little sheep topiary too. But of course, as I'm sure you guessed, my favorite is the archway looking out at the distant gardens.

Sandra said...

Hi Barbara, I love the pictures very much. The gardens, the house, the topiary dog, the fernery, the bench around the tree is a perfect place to sit, to think, to relax. Everything is lovely!!

Angie said...

Thank you for sharing all your beautiful trips and the places you see! I found your blog last year and have thoroughly enjoyed your travels. As an American who would live to see England, you give me a peek into something I'm fascinated with and may never get to experience firsthand.