June 11, 2015

Visit | The Walled Garden, Wimpole Estate













Last weekend we were finally blessed with some sunshine, so we drove up to Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire.

The walled garden is one of my favourite spots to while away an hour or two and we gravitate towards it regularly throughout the year, probably visiting once a month.

In summer, with the warmth of the sun intensified by the high surrounding walls, it is such a glorious space. I love the old, sun-bleached bricks, the dusty paths, the soft flower borders and the oversized greenhouse.

The garden organised in sections; the middle beds house neatly planted rows of vegetables and herbs, while the surrounding walls are decorated with climbing pears, apples and plums. Alongside the paths are densely planted borders of blooms… iris, roses, peonies, aliums and dahlias.

This weekend the scent from the roses was heavenly. Most of the peonies were still in bud, but a few handsome blooms greeted us. I always take a peek in the greenhouse to see what is on the way… this week there were rows upon rows of geraniums awaiting planting.

Joining in with Annie.


11 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I feel like we are somehow in the same zone this week as we have both visited similar looking walled gardens, though the one I went to without a greenhouse. Summer is here *does a happy dance*
    I hope you are all doing well there - and thank you for joining in again lovely x

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  2. Flowers against brick work are so striking!
    Gorgeous photos

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  3. It really is a beautiful garden so I can see why you like it so very much!!! xx

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  4. Walled gardens are the best, there is something so wonderful about them. I'd love to see it this month with all the roses blooming and the veggies growing.

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  5. Oh you've inspired me, you and Annie, I must track down some roses, and walled gardens

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  6. I love a walled garden and what glorious sunshine to enjoy it in. The garden looks fit to bursting at the moment.

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  7. Traditional looking beehives are the best! I think an empty one filled with soil would make a good planter for trailing plants. Beautiful photos.

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  8. absolutely gorgeous, love the bee hive nestling in the middle

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  9. This is my dream garden. The glass house is beautiful, I bet it smelt amazing!

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  10. My dream in to have a walled garden - part flowers and lots of fruit and veg. Oh and an army of gardeners to keep it neat and tidy!

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