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Powys Castle in Autumn


It’s National Fungi day so my fun guy and I drove to Powys Castle to take in the autumn colours.
The path from the car park sweeps round to the left and the visitor is immediately aware of the height of the ‘castle’ (and the steepness)!

Today we were greeted with a very autumnal scene with trees showing golden tints and leaves covering the ground.

The gardens are separate from the castle and set out along terraced levels with long pathways;

each level being joined by steep steps.

Above towers the castle…

….below, the lawns and woods…

….and straight ahead are the features that Powys Castle is famous for…the ancient yews.

A nice touch is that the present gardens can be compared to the past via photographs from the 1920s that are dotted around the grounds.

Another interesting feature is that the visitor can go ‘inside’ the yews; in one instance, a seat has also been supplied

The yews viewed from below…

…some taking on a character of their own

Others form gateways

and others have (pet) graves inside.

Apart from the yews, the garden has architecture,




and flowers

The late autumn colours and shapes have attracted equally late butterflies…

…and the shrubs are heavy with berries and seedheads

On the lower levels are avenues of apple and pear trees,

vine arches,


… and quiet wooded areas to sit and take in the surroundings

Where there are trees….

….there are fungi

And from where we were standing, romantic views of the grounds and castle.

Unfortunately, who walks down has to walk up again!

Fortunately there are pretty houses,

ornamental gates

and at the end of a long climb, an entrance into the tearoom, where we had a drink before saying goodbye…

….until the next time.

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Cant see on the ipad all photos on their side.

23 Oct, 2015


All right way up on the laptop. A wonderful reminder of our visit this summer, and lovely to see it in the autumn (apparently without all the wasps outside the tearoom!)
You're right about coming back up again...whew! Thank you for taking time to put on all these pics - its better than a guide book!
Was that a Garrya with its catkins? fuy time of year - wonder if it will have another crop in spring?

23 Oct, 2015


Oh that has to go on our list of places to visit, its fabulous and the autumn colours are a sight for sore eyes, so much to see and enjoy, thankyou for sharing your visit and for the lovely photo's, you deserved that drink....

23 Oct, 2015


We visited a couple of months ago very nice boarders quite a large variety of plants very nice blog.

24 Oct, 2015

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