We had a great day out with mum last week to Croft Castle in Herefordshire.
We did our usual thing of not going around the big house, only concentrating on the gardens - in fact when I got back I realised that I haven't even got a picture of the castle, or not the real one at least!
|A great play area for the kids - I'd love to make something like this for mine!|
|A vineyard in the walled garden|
|The veg area wasn't massive but it was well looked after|
|It had an old large greenhouse, beautifully restored|
|Tomatoes inside the greenhouse. It wasn't really very full, in fact I think I've got more tomato plants!|
|Still lots of untouched areas to the garden, which I really liked. I loved all the old lean-tos and sheds|
|This insect hotel looked great against the stone wall|
|We went on a walk around the grounds. Some lovely mature trees and this beautiful avenue planted for another time|
|It was all too much for one little girl|
|This one had a sleep but came back fighting!|
National trust properties do make a great day out. If I had more time I'd probably become a member, but even without it's not too expensive - especially as we normally just go round the garden and grounds and bring a picnic!
I really enjoy having this shared love & interest in old gardens with my mum, there's no guessing where I got my love of gardening from!
Is everyone else's love of gardening so easy to trace?