A blogging friend at Wordsworth House and Garden

It was a wet Wednesday when hubby and I visited a childhood home of William and other young Wordsworths. We ate lunch in the tearoom, looked round the latest exhibition (about a famous Lake District landmark – the Bowder stone) and braved the damp to visit the garden.

The autumn flowers had vibrant colours, which contrasted with the grey day. We were delighted to see that Fletch the Perchcrow, who was the first blogger I met in “real life”, was keeping a watchful eye on the garden. It was good to see the head gardener, Amanda, as well. (My first meeting with these two was described on Sue’s Trifles.)

Wordsworth House and Garden is open until 29 October 2017 Saturday to Thursday. There is a programme of talks. Reopens March 2018.

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A visit to Nymans

On a fairly sunny Saturday in August I was fortunate to be able to visit a National Trust Property in Sussex. It was one of the most enjoyable days I have spent at a National Trust property. The road signs to Nymans read, ‘Nymans Gardens’, but the property is much more than gardens. There is woodland, farmland, a wildflower meadow, a house with an interesting history and views over rural Sussex.

My opportunities for photography were limited as hubby and I were accompanying an elderly lady on buggy rides around the woodland and gardens. The drivers were very knowledgeable and made the day most worthwhile.

Here are some photos of the gardens.

Wordsworth House and Cockermouth

Earlier this month hubby and I went to have another look at the exhibition at Wordsworth House in Cockermouth. We also had a good look round the garden, which has recovered well from the floods of December 2015, due mostly to the hard work of the head gardener and her team. On a short tour of the house we learned some things which we hadn’t heard on a previous tour.

Afterwards we had a walk along the river, more or less retracing the route we had taken on a visit last year. The river was flowing quite quickly.