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. 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…

Wallington ~ October 2018 ~ part 3

Part 1 HERE.  Part 2. HERE    It was Halloween weekend at the time of our visit, and the staff in the cafe had made the most of it The first part you come to on entering the house is the spectacular central hall. The original open courtyard was roofed over in the 1850s and the Pre-Raphaelite artist William Bell Scott created eight large wall paintings capturing 2,000 years of local history.   one of the amazing wall panels by Scott There are some great works of art throughout Wallington, and one of my favourites is what I think of as an…

Wallington ~October 2018 ~ part 2

part 1 HERE After wandering around the walled garden (see part 1) we then went into the large conservatory and took some photos of the flowers and bits and bobs.   there were a few different types of Fuschia     the glass house is definitely full of flowery goodness   A nice detail set into the wall We left the glass-house and had a wander up to the bird feeding station     It was nearing lunchtime for us too, so we walked back up to the house, past the lake and boat shed   A heron took flight out…

Wallington Hall and Grounds ~ October 2018 ~part 1

Sophie and I had a lovely autumnal outing to Wallington Hall back in October, chilly, but with blue skies and autumn leaves and colours everywhere.  Of course the hall has a history, so that’s up first. The History Bit Wallington is a country house and gardens located about 12 miles west of Morpeth, Northumberland, England, near the village of Cambo. It has been owned by the National Trust since 1942 after it was donated complete with the estate and farms by Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan, the first donation of its kind. It is a Grade I listed building. The estate…