Monday, 14 June 2010

A Romantic Saunter

With only a couple of hours to spare on a rainy Sunday afternoon, Hubby and I decided go go for a walk in the rain around the grounds of Wortley Hall. Wortley Hall is a hotel these days, and whilst the gardens are not strictly open to the public, there are signs around saying they do not mind members of the public wandering around if they are considerate.





What a fabulous Yew tree.

The gardens are looking lovely at the moment, the planting is a little bit different this year.











The gates around the gardens leading to the parkland and the hall are a bit special too.











14 comments:

mandycharlie said...

That looks gorgeous, absolutely stunning.

The sewing room said...

That iron work is fab and l love the colours of the flowers,was,nt the weather awfull yesterday you are brave to go walking in it ,it was quite torrential here.



Have a great week hugs Pat

harmony and rosie said...

I love the flowers, our irises are coming into flower but they're not nearly as pretty as those.

Lisa said...

All those gates and railings are very grand.
Lisa x
p.s re-our port which was a conversation from ages ago, it's mainly cargo, but it's also hugely popular with cruise liner companies.

Jill said...

What lovely Irises and Alliums.

x

Lyn said...

You old romantics you!
Love
Lyn
xxx

bad penny said...

Those gates are fabulous - I wish I could get my hubby to come round a garden - he'd only enjoy it if it was floating. We did go round Exbury Gadens on Mothering Sunday but it was cold & nothing blooming & we didn't stay long. I guess he thought, " I rest my case ! "

Zannah said...

You always seem to go to such lovely places - I'm gettng a lot of ideas about where to go out to during the summer holidays!

Lovely irises

elsy said...

you have so many lovely places to visit where you live.its gorgeous. thanks for comment, you're right what will be etc......its awful though, if its not me it will be someone i work with.....

Christy@WickedHappy said...

Once again, you have managed to take me on a little virtual vacation! Such lovely photos. Thank you so much for sharing them.

lovethosecupcakes said...

Love walking in the rain. Hope you held hands.

Caroline said...

Diane,

As ever, gorgeous. gorgeous photos and a fantasticly lovely place.
I missed you and your blog, have been so rushed off my feet with one thing and another that I did not take time to either blog or read blogs. It is a shame, I will start posting again at some point soon.
Your last comment on my last post made me giggle , I wish is all I can say ( about the first part, not the neglecting my blogging friends part).
Take care,

Caroline

noelle said...

Lovely gardens Diane. My camera is not new, can't afford the one i want yet so this one is my dads who not been able to use it very well since his stroke gave it to me to use till i get one! It actually takes better pics than my old one its a Kodak easyshare and i really like it, its got loads of settings to play with!!! As for the fox he is quite famous as he made it to the local paper he is very tame and even plays fetch with a ball and sometime can be seen down on the beach !!!!Love your gifts from Carolyn who by the way popped over to my blog to say hi!!! I'll just stop now to draw breath!!!! x x x x

andamento said...

Love the gates.