We go on a lot of days out/travels as a family and it’s something I love to document, wether it’s just a trip to the garden centre, a day at the seaside, a holiday or a National Trust gem, I now want to share it with you lovely lot, here I introduce you to “Day Diaries”.
I’ll admit I’m a bit late posting this, as you can see I’ve had the ol’ blog re-vamped so it’s taken a bit of a back seat for a couple of weeks. Anyhow, a few weekends ago we visited The Walled Gardens at Croome. Firstly, if you’ve never visited Croome Court then you have to go it’s a real eye opener but the walled gardens are where it’s at and my favourite part of the estate, being at least 250 years old it is full of history and beauty, along with an exciting new future. We managed to catch the Art Exhibition which remains on until Sunday 29th June, I highly recommend calling in if you’re at a loose end over the next few weeks, especially if you are into sculpture.
The circular sculpture by artist Simon Probyn was by far my favourite, it’s the first sculpture you see when entering the gardens and for something so simple it was so effective, no matter what angle you looked at it from it showed a new aspect and framed the garden beautifully, highlighting it’s best assets. The Dinosaur and Owls were also one’s that stuck in my mind by Daren Greenhow, the skill that went in to all these sculptures were just mind blowing. There were tonnes of different sculptures to see so I urge you to pop along and take a look for yourself.
Being a keen gardener myself I could spend ages at The Walled Gardens, the rose beds are vast and smell insane and the melon and fig houses are amazing, housing all those plants and palm trees that thrive on heat, (I couldn’t resist taking a photo frolicking between the palms) there is also a hidden underground tunnel which was originally constructed to maintain hot water pipes which carried heat from the boiler to the nearby glass houses, you can now don your hard hat and walk through, if you’re lucky you might even bump into the resident Mr. Toad, we managed to see him in all his glory. Not forgetting the chickens who roam free, if I could have anything in my garden it would be chickens, these friendly bunch made the day even more worthwhile.So if you are ever looking for things to do in Worcestershire and fancy popping along I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. Opening dates in 2018 from 30th March – 30th September. Entry is just £5 and children go free, perfect for a day out in the summer holidays!
Please head over to The Walled Gardens website for full info on visiting
Have you visited Croome Court before or The Walled Gardens at Croome? What did you think?