Tuesday, 16 August 2016

A Lovely Day out at Wimpole Hall Farm & Gardens

We had a lovely few hours out today at Wimpole Hall Farm & Gardens.

Naturally I took some photos of the flowers...

This bee was enjoying the pollen.

This nasturtium (Tropaeolum) was certainly attracting the caterpillars

The bees were really enjoying the flowers.

The two donkeys had what I assume were fly repellent halters on.

A fine set of horns on this beast.

Loved this stump garden, what a fun idea.

Very neatly laid out.

Zooming in... this building which looks a bit like a castle ruin is actually a folly and was built in the mid 1770s by the 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Philip Yorke, owner of Wimpole Hall.  The architect Sanderson Miller designed the folly in around 1751 and it was later built by Capability Brown in 1769.  

One day we will have to go for a walk up there for a closer look.

A lot of National Trust properties have second hand book shops and we always go in for a look.

I was delighted to find three books by two authors I collect.

Especially pleased to add this one to my G A Henty collection and look forward to reading it.

Percy is much better today and we went for a walk this morning - doing half of our usual route.

Little Stanley is growing quickly!

A lovely day in all.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the Dahlias. And those formal gardens are impressive, as is that folly.


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