We wandered through the village and then down to Wortley Hall (I know I have taken you here before so I won't repeat the story of the place). It is a lovely place though and well worth a visit if you are in the area. It is now a hotel (of sorts) and they do allow you to walk through the very lovely and historic gardens without charging you.
I spied a very twisty Wisteria branch,
and as this side of the hall is in a very sunny and sheltered dip, some of the blooms were already out.
The old stable block to the hall is very neglected, but looks quite pretty in its decay.
The huge walled gardens are tended by gardeners for Heeley City Farm in Sheffield and they garden totally organically. Some of the produce is used in the hall, and a lot of the produce is used in the cafe at Heeley City Farm. I was interested in the history of the gardens and also the fact that the gate is original.
It is still in good repair.
These borders are ablaze with colour in summer - everything is just starting to wake up.