Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Walled gardens

I like a walled garden. It was a bit of a walk at the weekend to find the walled garden at Wallington (near Morpeth, Northumberland) but it was certainly worth it - it was vast and even at this time of year looking spectacular. Sweeping down the hill and big enough to be divided into several garden 'rooms', it was a tranquil and interesting space.

The hellebore bed was looking on top form too. 

And the Edwardian glasshouse didn't disappoint either. Full of geraniums, cyclamens and fuchsias in all their glory and with the scent of jasmine floating in the air, it's no wonder quite a few visitors were sitting comfortably on the benches enjoying the assault on their senses.

We had to tear ourselves away to visit the house before closing time and of course the obligatory tea and cake in the National Trust cafe.

All photos copyright Juju