Thursday 10 May 2018

Whatton Gardens May 2018

Hello Lovelies, 
oh my, my camera keeps filling up with pretty images at the moment. So here I am bringing you more garden loveliness.
The hottest day of the Bank holiday weekend here was Monday. We had record breaking temperatures for this weekend. I think it was 27 degrees Celsius in the afternoon.

I decided it was finally time to visit a garden that had been on my "to visit" list for about three years. 
As is usual these days only Eldest fancied making the trip with Hubby and I. No matter. I've learn't it's best to let the other two stay home on such occasions.

Whatton Gardens belong to a country house estate in Leicestershire. Around the back of the house we came to the gardeners cottage.

And this sunny courtyard.

I loved the entrance.

and the lush greenness that lay beyond.

This is an excerpt from their website:-

he garden is now cared for by Lord and Lady Crawshaw, along with their Gardener, Roy Carr, rather less than the original staff of ten gardeners! However above all, the beauty and peaceful atmosphere of a bygone age make Whatton Gardens the ideal setting for a relaxing visit for all the family.  Many mothers, who came here as children, now bring their own children to visit, such is the enduring spell cast by Whatton Gardens.

Why not click on the first images then scroll (slowly) through these pictures. I hope the give you just a small sense of how magical this spot was on a perfect day in May.




 For me this place was just how a garden should be, full of wild flowers along with the specimen plants. Formal areas merging into natural woodland. I haven for wildlife and space for people to relax. All topped off with a nice cup of tea :0)

I think we may have seen the garden at it's prettiest, but I will be back to wander those paths again.

I hope you enjoyed coming along too

Jacquie x