Saturday, 18 February 2012

A Snowdrop walk at Brodsworth Hall

My WI had organised to meet at Brodsworth Hall to do a Snowdrop walk this morning, but the weather was so bad, that I decided to postpone my arrival until later in the day as I didn't want to get soaked.

By the time I arrived, the skies were blue and the weather was great for wandering around the gardens.
The hall is closed until Easter time, but you can look around the servants quarters, shop and the tea rooms are open too.
The topiary in the gardens ensure that there is enough interest at this time of year when flowers are few and far between.

It looks as if the snowdrops are all recent plantings - they are fairly longed stems ones.


I took my mum along with me and was surprised when she said that she hadn't been before. I promised to take her back when the house is open.





The grounds close at 4pm at the moment, so it was a bit of a dash round. It will be no hardship to go back another time though - and its only about 15 minutes from home.

18 comments:

Lisa said...

Look at the blue sky! Nice to go somewhere so pretty and spend time with your mum too. Another visit sounds like a good idea.
Lisa x

Jean said...

That looks like a really beautiful place - I have never been before so thanks for introducing me to it.

Your post made my heart miss a beat though, it's things like this that make me realise how much I miss my mum and I wish I still had her to take with me to such lovely places. It's been a long time now but sometimes it feels like it's not getting any easier. Which makes me sound like a real drip because most of us are sooner or later going to lose our mum.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Great post and like Jean this is when I so miss my Mum. We used to do so much together and suddenly she was not here any more. For her it was so quick just after her 87th bithday but for me....... Enjoy your Mum while you can. Enjoy your Sunday. t'other Diane.

Toffeeapple said...

Lovely pictures Diane, I am now looking forward to seeing what you see when the house is open.

Rowan said...

It's rained a lot of the day here and been cold too.Brodsworth Hall is another of those places I intend to visit this summer.

John White said...

A very beautiful place & great pictures too, thanks for sharing.

greenthumb said...

That looks like a beautiful place, I'm glad you had a nice day out with your mum. Love the door bell.

topchelseagirl said...

It is nice to spend time with your Mum. I really like that topiary, as you say it adds interest during the winter.

Lyn said...

Itsone of our favourite places and we go at least once or twice a year.
You are lucky living so close by.
xxx

Carol said...

Hi Diane, yes, you were just down the road from us.
The improvement to the gardens at the Hall, since English Heritage took it over, is outstanding.
The snowdrops were planted only a few years ago, I saw some of them being planted and, if I remember correctly, they came from Scotland.
The laburnum arch is beautiful in full flower and a tour of the Hall is well worth a return visit, sadly we have found the cafe can be a bit hit and miss.
Carol xx

BadPenny said...

I like the bell & litchen. I'm so excited as we are ( finally after years of suggesting it ) going on a snowdrop walk today ! Photos later. Glad you enjoyed yours !

Rosie said...

Lovely to see Brodsworth Hall again we visited a few years ago and went to Rennishaw Hall on the same day. I love those dogs on the steps at Brodsworth. It sounds as if you had a lovely but cold walk snowdrop walk with your Mum:)

Shaheen said...

What a beautiful place. I really like the snowdrop photograph too.

Gilly said...

Looks a lovely place - must find out more about it.

And I thought your photo of the bell push was great!

Jo said...

It looks like a lovely place to visit, and as you say, there's still lots of interest in winter. I like the statues, especially the dogs.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Lovely pics Diane and blue skies - though looking very cold. Really like the topiary too. Have a good week. Lesley x

Patricia said...

It looks such a lovely place and the photos are great.

Steve said...

The greyhounds are part of the family coat of arms, hence the statues. 15 acres of gardens open all year at weekends, so even after the snowdrops and before Easter there are cyclamen and daffodils and wonderful Autumn colours. Don't miss the 'Enchanted Gardens' at the end of october, coloured floodlighting and music, really magical!