Thursday, 12 July 2012

Picton Castle

It was the last day of June and we decided to spend and afternoon at Picton Castle

It was a miserable afternoon
and threatened rain.

To my mind the best time to visit is May
when the Azaleas etc are blooming but we did see the occassional azalea and this lovely white Rhodo

We walked through the gardens
to the Walled Garden. 
This has really been changed and replanted

but I still really enjoy visiting it...
trouble is, that with the poor weather this year, the plants don't seem to have grown so well!

               The dogs looked pretty fed up.......
          whilst their owners examined the plants!!

  These are some of the medicinal herbs with plaques
                declaring what they can heal

          I thought that this rose was just lovely!!
                      Perhaps this should be
                            for Beverley
           as well for her.......Special Birthday!!

This pink rose is for Beverly for her Pink Saturday

       We decided that the Fernery was a must!

                        Isn't this a lovely tree?
            Just made for climbing we did!!

            We headed back towards the castle

           and took one look backwards towards....
                         the Walled Garden

             and then into the courtyard for.....
                   a drink and an icecream!!


  1. I so enjoy the gardens at great houses. This one looks lovely. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. I enjoy all this. Thank you for sharing this. Wow how pretty and that Castle. I am writing email to my friend Lesley to England. To tell her that I met you here and your sharing pictures for all of us bloggers.

    Thanks for following me as well. Lesley said last days were she lives. It has been cold. You look like it could be same as you both weraring coates.
    today at my place is 85 out. Nice and Sunny though. I sat outside drinking my coffee.

  3. The photos are wonderful!! The gardens and houses are beautiful.

  4. Gorgeous place! Oh how I would love to be there...or any castle for that matter. :)

  5. Wow, how different from So California! Love your blog and candid pics. Closest thing we have to a castle is the one at SO charming~ a 'Fernery'? I'd not heard that term before.
    Hugs from Anaheim

  6. How I would LOVE to visit your part of the world! Absolutely gorgeous!

  7. So lovely, what a wonderful day trip. The fernery looks interesting . . . I'd climb that tree too . . .

  8. The gardens looks lovely to me . . . but I'm sure that you know the time of year when they are at their prime. We live in a desert area, so to me green is lovely. I love flowers, but just green, on green, on green can be simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Connie :)

  9. It looks lovely; thanks for sharing it with us! I like how green the gardens were and that pets could accompany you with your adventures? That was a nice touch I do believe!


  10. Wow- That place is just gorgeous. What a beautiful tour. I am surprised to see the dogs there. They must allow them on the grounds? Here you can't take dogs anywhere on public grounds- xo Diana

  11. What a wonderful and beautiful place to visit ~ gorgeous photos ~ thanks, ever so much for 'stopping by' ~ lovely having you ~ have a wonderful weekend ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Good Morning Sweet Friend...
    Thank you so much for taking me along on this tour of the castle. What a beautiful and enchanting place. I loved touring the grounds, and the tree is so gorgeous. What a beautiful place to take pictures.

    How wonderful that they mark the plants (medicinal purposes) so that people know what is planted there. I need to do a better job of marking my plants (just so DH remembers what each is.)

    A beautiful share, loved the rainy skies. Wish we had a little rain here in the desert.

    Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  13. Happy Pink Saturday, Joan. Thank you so much for thinking of me and my birthday. I plan to celebrate the entire month. Thank you for taking me along on this wonderful outing.

    I hope I will see you at Pink Saturday this weekend.♥

  14. Those are really beautiful gardens aren't they - so neat and tidy.
    Sounds as if you enjoyed your visit.
    I'm sorry I've been to your blog in what seems like a long time - I just don't seem to have enough hours in my day at the moment.
    Have a great weekend. :)

  15. You have such nice places to visit! That fernery is incredible, and I love that orange rose.

  16. It's a lovely place to visit and I enjoyed your pictures.

  17. Oh so pretty! Happy Pink Saturday!

    Yard Sale Find is my PINK share this week. Come and see.

  18. How beautiful! Love the garden photos and I'm so impressed that you climbed the tree!!!

    Thank you for sharing these lovely photos.


  19. What a wonderful place! One we haven't visited. Love the tree and the fernery looks like a wonderful spot.Thanks for your visit, following and so nice to get to know you!

  20. I enjoyed the cyber tour of this wonderful garden. HPS!
    Joyce M

  21. Beautiful gardens. Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Pink Saturday.

  22. Ahhh! What an exquisite piece to share & your photos are divine. Take me away ...
    Have a great weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  23. Dearest Joan,
    Thank you for sharing just a little bit of heaven! Oh, the gardens, stonewalls and green hills! You live in such a beautiful place!
    Blessings and so many thanks for your kind comment and your thoughtful visit to my blog!

  24. What beautiful gardens, the roses are gorgeous, do like the peach one although the read is lovely, thank you for sharing...I enjoyed it so much. Love Wales...

  25. I am so thrilled to have this castle garden tour...were you able to actually go inside the castle? My husband and I would LOVE to visit the British Isles someday and do the castle tours. Of course we are here in Florida...and it will be a long time before we can do I appreciate this little glimpse of your world today!


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