Tuesday, 5 October 2010

The walled garden

I hate getting in from work, making the tea, and then it being too dark to do anything outdoors. And so in a brief sunny interlude last week, after work, hubby and I went for a quick walk around the walled garden at Wentworth Garden Centre instead of dashing home for food.





We went in the maze - but at 6foot 6inches tall, hubby can see over the top which makes it a bit too easy to find our way out.





The colours of Autumn are very much in evidence.










I think that these are Autumn Crocus.




The water feature in the garden has had some work done on it, and its looking nice now. They have tried to restore it back to how it was originally, but they couldn't get it to work - however, they have done well to get it to work at all I think.








The new (and very huge) tearooms have opened and have been tested several times at different times of the day(Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee and cake stop etc) by Mr Heartshaped and myself. We can report that we have not been disappointed yet!



The gardens are free to wander around, and are lovely. I need to make most of the good weather and light when I can - I really don't like long dark nights.

15 comments:

Rowan said...

I really must go and see these gardens, they look lovely especially in the autumn sunlight

Green thumb said...

Who does like long dark nights?
Stunning pictures and colours!
xxxx

Jill said...

I'm not a lover of shorter days, but I absolutely love Autumn - the colours, the crispness in the air.

It looks like you were at Wentworth by yourselves, there doesn't seem to be another soul about.
x

Kathy said...

Oh I hate the darkness that's creeping up on us right now ... it's so depressing to think we'll be in darkness now for the many months ahead of us. I couldn't live in the Arctic Circle where they have 24 hours darkness in Winter. On a brighter note we had a beautiful, warm, sunny, good to be alive, sort of day yesterday.
Bit grey today though so I'll have to find something nice to do!
Love Kathy xxx

Gilly said...

I love walled gardens! They usually have so much history with them. Have you ever been to the one at the Priory in the middle of an industrial estate at Runcorn? (Sorry, my senior moments are getting far too frequent and I can't remember the name, except its something like Norton!)

Your photos, as usual, are great.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Yes, you wouldn't want to get stuck in the maze as it's getting dark. Love your autumn photos, esp. the virginia creeper leaves. So wonderful! Have a lovely day my dear blog buddy xoxo

andamento said...

Lovely photos, lovely garden, and it's free! Wish you stayed a bit closer to here so you could scout out places I might actually be able to visit in real life rather than gaze longingly at on a computer screen...

Jenny said...

I used to hate going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark too, always made the effort to take a walk outside at lunch time. Such a nice idea to go to the gardens before dinner, they are beautiful.

Cybèle said...

You know, I feel that the dark evenings stop me from gardening, but the light evenings in summer stop me from knitting because the garden needs attention. Sometimes it feels as if the grass is always greener and all that... so I'm going to enjoy the long dark evenings and knit and crochet to my heart's content. There will be time for the garden again.
Love your autumnal photos.

Menopausal musing said...

I love a walled garden too......... but am really beginning to get dispondent re the darker nights drawing in.....

Rosie said...

There is something very special about walled gardens - the one at Wentworth looks lovely - I'd love to visit. I too hate it when the dark evenings come in and shorten the days:)

winnibriggs said...

Hi Diane
Thanks for the comment. I know what you mean about the smell of making chutney but it's not half as bad as doing pickled onions! My lot nearly leave home when I start them.
Love these gardens and what a great idea to make the most of them whenever you can. I would too if I had something like that near enough.
Jenny x

Julia said...

I love your pretty autumn photos, I also love Wentworth walled garden - we were there on Sunday but sadly it was raining and we had to duck in the cafe to refresh ourselves (what a shame eh!).

Hope you're well,
Love Julia x x x

Ray+Joan said...

I just love all the autumn colours & the gardens look beautifull cant wait to see your spring photos, roll on the dark nights,
love Auntie

Lisa said...

So glad to hear you have been testing out the facilities at different times of the day, very necessary work indeed!
Your G is 1 inch taller than mine!
Lisa x