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Powis Castle Visit

neellan

By neellan

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A small group of us from the local village garden club recently visited Powis Castle so I thought you might like to take a look around with me….

Setting off to the gardens below the castle

Looking back across the courtyard towards the gift shop and restaurant entrances and then around to the imposing entrance of the castle itself

From the starting point a stunning view across the grounds to the countryside beyond…and a busy young gardener off to his next plot!

The terrace with it’s arched area and striking statues

A Smoke Bush adding contrast to the shrubs on the pathway

Erigeron tumbling over the rocky bank – how dainty!

The pergola walk across the lawns with the Black and White NT holiday cottage on the right

A lush Herbaceous border on the edge of the lawn

A shady area around the pond

Now just some of the beautiful flowers…..it’s alright I’m not going A to Z!

Acanthus

Abutilon

Fuchsia – Hywel just for you!

Aeonium

Finally A Peahen and her chicks, they were really tiny and trotted around all day long, ten steps to their Mother’s one I’m sure!

The fabulous cloud cut Yew Hedges – added after a reminder from Drc!

Hope you enjoyed your stroll.

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What a lovely place,Neellan.The Castle is beautiful,and so are the gardens.and such a vista..I would love to go there one day..Love the Aeonium If that's the correct spelling,and that Smoke bush looks fantastic between the others....Aw,that little chick is so sweet..Glad you had such a lovely day,and thanks for sharing it with us :o) xx

5 Aug, 2015

 

It's excellent....that terrace with the arches is spectacular as is the landscape in the distance.
Lovely to sea the peahen's chick...I don't think I've ever seen any before!

5 Aug, 2015

 

Enjoyed the pictures we have a trip booked their after seeing you pics look forward to our visit.

5 Aug, 2015

 

Thank you Bloomer it is a lovely place to visit so beautifully kept and so much of interest besides the gardens, I will edit my blog and add in the flower names, they were nearly all A's I thought people might think I was going through the alphabet and give up!! Pleased you liked it :o)

Thank you for liking TT :o)

5 Aug, 2015

 

Thank you Paul it was really stunning they have such lovely grounds an ideal place for gardeners to visit I hadn't seen Peachicks before either - so cute, glad you enjoyed seeing Powis :o)

Thank you Peter you are in for a treat as my pictures only capture a part of it, do hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did :o)

5 Aug, 2015

 

I don't mind if you go through the Alphabet of flowers,Neellan..but do you have the time ? :o) x

5 Aug, 2015

 

What a lovely place to visit - worth it just for the view! it looks a bit familiar - I think someone did a blog about it a few years back?

5 Aug, 2015

 

Lol Bloomer the answer is no!! :o)

Thank you Steragram It is lovely at Powis, I wasn't aware there had been a blog about it on here before but I'm not surprised it is a very popular tourist venue :o)

5 Aug, 2015

 

Fascinating place Neelan, the gardens are a delight, trees and shruns in different shades make a vista special, in the beds and borders too....so much to see.....
I loved the pergola walk, looked a bit like a living viaduct

did you do a tour of the castle, wondered how old it was......

6 Aug, 2015

 

Thanks for the memories its some years since I visited a very steep garden with those huge Yew hedges.

6 Aug, 2015

 

Found it Neelan - blog by Tetrarch in 2012. A different selection of pics altogether from yours.

6 Aug, 2015

 

Thank you Pam so many lovely plants and vistas hard to choose what to include in the blog! I toured the castle too it was built as a Medieval fortess around 1200 lots of additions over the years, it also holds the Clive (of India) musuem, a very interesting tour :o)

Thank you Drc glad to bring back memories for you, yes the beautifully cloud cut Yew Hedges are amazing, I will add a pic of them to the blog....if I can :o)

Thank you Stera I will go and look for it - interesting to see what changes there have been :o)

6 Aug, 2015

 

Thanks Neellan they really a sight to see.

7 Aug, 2015

 

Your welcome Drc I had taken so many photos it was hard to choose which ones to include :o)

Thank you for liking Klahanie :o)

7 Aug, 2015

 

A magnificent place to visit, so impressive.......and yet my favourite photo is of the Erigeron, so delicate and pretty.

7 Aug, 2015

 

Thank you Wildrose Powis is an impressive place, I took the Erigeron picture with my daughter in mind as she loves that plant :o)

7 Aug, 2015

 

Oh those yew hedges aren't they wonderful......don't know why but cuddly cushions came to mind (for giants ? 😆)

8 Aug, 2015

 

Lol I see what you mean Pam agree they are amazing. :-)

8 Aug, 2015

 

Neelan we went this afternoon!!! On our way back from Staffordshire to Pembs we were going near Welshpool so stopped off. We went round the castle and it was amazing - the most interesting we've been round. And the gardens were wonderful in spite of the steps. Thank you so much for your blog because without it we probably would never have thought of going.

8 Aug, 2015

 

How lovely Stera and you had a sunny day too, so pleased you enjoyed it, yes the steps are a bit daunting -but so worth it! Nice to know my blog took you there :o)

8 Aug, 2015

 

How did I miss this ... lol
An impressive place and wonderful views. I wish it was nearer for me to be able to go there.
Thanks for showing the Fuchsia :)

9 Aug, 2015

 

Thank you Hywel glad you caught up with it and enjoyed your virtual visit!! Saw the huge bush of pale pink Fuchsia and just had to capture them for you!! :o)

9 Aug, 2015

 

:)

13 Aug, 2015

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