Wallington Walled Garden ~ February 2019

Regular readers might remember my posts of the wonderful interior at Wallington Hall back in October 2018, if not, check it out HERE if you like. In February Sophie and I revisited the walled gardens as we had heard about the field of crocuses/crocusi/croci (whatever plural you prefer) on display.

On our way to the garden, we took in the view across the fields from Wallington Hall.

Misty Morning

There was a ‘plant some snowdrops’ thing going on where the public could help the gardeners populate areas with snowdrops, but there were quite a few parents and kids doing it, and we left them to it.

DIY Snowdropping
Snowdropped

Had a close encounter with a duck along the way

Ducky

and then we got to the crocus field

There were more in beds in front of the conservatory

and a lovely view of the crocus field.

We couldn’t resist revisiting in the conservatory

and then we walked back past one of the lakes

to have lunch in the cafe there

Waiting and Watching.

Stay tooned for our next adventure!

 

30 Comments

  1. That crocus field is impressive indeed, FR. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. Oh my gosh! Such a beautiful site and beautiful photos!!!
    Especially love the up close view of the crocus (great perspective) and the last photo too… all of them. Your photos should be on the brochure!! Lovely.

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  3. It was a carpet of crocuses! How beautiful.☺️

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    1. It was Kim, lovely to see in the sunshine.

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  4. How absolutely beautiful!
    “plant some snowdrops” = now that’s a great idea!

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    1. Yes the families looked like they were having fun.

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  5. They are all so lovely but the crocus field photograph is mesmerizing! Absolutely stunning! You create masterpieces, Waffles!💖

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  6. Fabulous pics, and I love that they are planting snowdrops! 🙂

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  7. Just beautiful photos -that “misty morning” one took my breath a little! Stunning 🙂

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  8. Much as I loved the field of crocuses, the chap sitting in the café is my favourite photo.

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    1. 😊 thanks April

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  9. I sure enjoyed the photos you posted this time. especially “misty morning” and “waiting & watching.” Oh, and the photo of path by the stream with the fellow sitting was a story waiting to be told…. Great work as usual fragg….

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  10. WOW … those crocus are amazing! I love all the purple but also admire your first and last, B&W images.

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    1. Thanks Denise!

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  11. The purple fields are beautiful! Great photos!

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    1. Thanks Sean! 🙂

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  12. That is quite an intense field of crocuses. Still my favourite photo is the black and white. But they are all beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Otto, that one is my favourite too.

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  13. Amazing amazing amazing pics in this post😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  14. What a lot of croci! Over here the February break is called the Crocusvakantie. I bet you were both crocussed out after all that crocussing. And your photos are in such good crocus! Oh dear I seem be suffering from crocusitis.

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    1. 🙂 I like Crocusvakantie and will be using that in February!

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  15. The crocus field looks amazing, so vibrant. Also, the two black & shots (misty morning and watching and waiting) are gorgeous and delightfully moody.

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  16. The dream of a painter. Have you seen “What dreams may come” with Robin Williams? There are scenes of a painterly paradise, they were shot on Velvia to get the most of the colors. This beautiful garden made me recall that fictitious place, here in our world : )

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    1. I haven’t seen it, so will look out for it.

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