Postcards from Shropshire – Seconds from David Austin Roses

Like I said, an Inventory ... The Victorian Walled Garden The Victorian Walled Garden is a formal garden made up of three circular borders, which diminish in width towards the centre. They are planted with English Roses and other repeat-flowering shrub roses. The focal point of the garden is the large central stone carving. Visitors can…

Postcards from Wales – Erddig

Memory Lane - June 2017. Erddig, now in the hands of the National Trust, represents a House and Estate that had suffered successive generations (seven or more) of penury and all of the neglect that comes with well-intentioned but financially improverished ownership. Good intentions but lack of funds saw this beauty diminished until the NT…

Postcards from Shropshire – Attingham Park

Continuing our tour of the Shropshire countryside (June 2017) and making good use of our National Trust membership, next stop Attingham Park. Bringing a Regency mansion back to life, the National Trust have saved, conserved and then breathed new life into this house, the interiors and estate. A magical set of rooms inside the House…

Postcards from Shropshire – Wollerton Old Hall Gardens

Well it has was a busy week - starting on the 11th June 2017 - holidaying in the English & Welsh countryside, with sunshine and rain in equal parts and some beautiful castles, gardens, nurseries and stately homes to keep us company. I thought it would be good to revisit these postcards, from some very…

Postcards from Shropshire – Seconds from David Austin Roses

Like I said, an Inventory ... The Victorian Walled Garden The Victorian Walled Garden is a formal garden made up of three circular borders, which diminish in width towards the centre. They are planted with English Roses and other repeat-flowering shrub roses. The focal point of the garden is the large central stone carving. Visitors can…

Postcards from Wales – Erddig

Erddig, now in the hands of the National Trust, represents a House and Estate that had suffered successive generations (seven or more) of penury and all of the neglect that comes with well-intentioned but financially improverished ownership. Good intentions but lack of funds saw this beauty diminished until the NT took the helm and have…

Postcards from Shropshire – Attingham Park

Continuing our tour of the Shropshire countryside and making good use of our National Trust membership, next stop Attingham Park. Bringing a Regency mansion back to life, the National Trust have saved, conserved and then breathed new life into this house, the interiors and estate. A magical set of rooms inside the House - Upstairs…

Postcards from Shropshire – Wollerton Old Hall Gardens

Well it has been a busy week - holidaying in the English & Welsh countryside, with sunshine and rain in equal parts and some beautiful castles, gardens, nurseries and stately homes to keep us company. Based for the the first part of this last week near Shrewsbury in Shropshire (the excellent Wollaston Lodge B&B http://www.wollastonlodge.co.uk/ )…