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A visit to Blickling Hall

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Blickling Hall in Norfolk built in 1616 was built on the ruins of the old Boleyn property .
Anne Boleyn was born in a house on the same site where the hall now stands .. it is owned by the National Trust today …..

It is said that each year on the anniversary of her execution Anne Boleyn’s headless ghost arrives at Blickling Hall in a carriage driven by an equally headless coachman.But she hasn’t lost her head completely in the afterlife she carries it along with her during her hauntings … .. we’ve been many times needless to say she’s been avoiding us LOL

These are the famous 18th century Yew Hedges

You can see how wide the hedges are , when they are clipped the clippings are sent to be used in Cancer treatments ….

Bluebells and Rhododendrons in the woods

This is my favourite place at Blickling , it’s called a Sitooterie which is a green summerhouse , the Yew tree branches are trained over a frame to create a peaceful sitting area , the Mandala floor design is made from recycled copper which was chosen as it has the power to heal mind and body .
You can press a button when you go in to sit down it then plays calming poetry and music , It’s very tranquil and relaxing ..


This is a rear view of the hall showing a section of the garden with the topiary yew shrubs …

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enjoyed your tour amy, and facinating about th eyew clipping for cancer treatment, never knew that, what a lovely place and love the summer house to ;o)) glad you had a nice visit

3 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

We often go here San , it's not far from us , the gardens are different through out the seasons and always something different .. :o)

3 May, 2010

 

most interesting blog Amy, thank you for sharing it ,lovely pics too ;o)

3 May, 2010

 

lucky you being so near amy ;o))

3 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I'm pleased you enjoyed it Joanella .. :o)

San ..I'm not sure if we will be going back when the Wisteria is in flower it covers the sides of the buildings at the front if we do I'll take a photo of it ...

3 May, 2010

 

WOW!!

3 May, 2010

 

oh yes plez do amy, bet its beautifull ;o)

3 May, 2010

 

lovely pics Amy...... nice place to visit

3 May, 2010

 

That looks a lovely place to visit,Amy,and very interesting too.I love Historical
places..your pics are lovely too....:o)

3 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

It is lovely Michaella ... .. I will do my best to go back at the right time San :o)
It is a very interesting place Bloomer , they had a big problem with water coming in the ceilings a while back , I believe it's all been repaired and saved for another day !

3 May, 2010

 

Fascinating fact about the yew clippings Amy....learnt something new...The carpet of bluebells looks sensational.Thank you for sharing this visit....

3 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Glad you liked it Ray .... it's amazing how many plants are beneficial to us on this planet , if only we knew !!

3 May, 2010

 

I have always visited this lovely place in summer when on hols down there. I love the grounds. The fishing lakes are good too.

3 May, 2010

 

Looks a lovely place to visit. Pity you've never met Anne Boleyn! The bluebells are lovely and that hedge is incredible. I saw on a TV programme some time ago about cancer treatment using Yew clippings but can't remember how it's used. It will be nice to see the wisteria if you get the chance of a return visit.

3 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I'm glad you like it and enjoy your visits SBG .. where do you spend your Hols .. ?

I'm don't know how they extract whatever they need from the Yew Gee .. . it would be interesting , I might look it up ..... I will keep an eye on my wisteria when thats blooming It should be at B. Hall , and then I will try to go back for some photos of it .....

3 May, 2010

 

they extract 'taxol' which is the active ingredient fromt he yew.
for several years off and on over the lasy 30 we have stayed in the ludham/horning/potter heigham area. rivers ant/bure mainly for the wildlife and fishing. last yr and this summer the girls and i are going on a med cruise. hubby has decided to stay home and look after the pets.

3 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks for that info. SBG ... ah yes , thats a nice area for you to spend your hols , messing about on the broads , lucky you going on a cruise , how on earth did you persuade hubby to stay at home .. couldn't he cope with all the girly stuff ....LOL....

4 May, 2010

 

Wonderful place Amy and thank you for taking the time to share such great photos. I adore those old yew hedges, incredible.

4 May, 2010

 

hubby does feel outnumbered but we want to laze around and he is not able to sit still for long. he managed last year but he wanted to go out on trips every day. fun but tiring.

4 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Glad you liked it Dawn , you know you can walk inside those yew hedges it's almost like a tunnel inside .. ......
Well I hope you have a lovely time SBG .. .. you can spend as much time as you like sunbathing and shopping .. :o))

5 May, 2010

 

I enjoyed this Amy, those hedges are huge, but very attractive and the Sitooterie is a smashing idea.....lovely photos...:o)

17 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Janey .. I love the Sitooterie it's so calming to sit there with the poetry and gentle music :o)

17 May, 2010

 

Now don't forget your chant Nam myo nrenge kyo...:o))

17 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

LOL I try not to Janey .. :o))

17 May, 2010

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