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Clumber Park 2/7

The four-acre walled kitchen garden east of the cricket pitch has a glasshouse 450 feet in length and containing Pelargoniums, grapevines and a Butia capitata palm. It was once heated by an underfloor heating system, fired by locally sourced coal, allowing exotic plants to be grown all year round. As it wasn’t the nicest of days we spent quite a bit of time in the glasshouse.

Clumber Park 2/7

The four-acre walled kitchen garden east of the cricket pitch has a glasshouse 450 feet in length and containing Pelargoniums, grapevines and a Butia capitata palm. It was once heated by an underfloor heating system, fired by locally sourced coal, allowing exotic plants to be grown all year round. As it wasn’t the nicest of days we spent quite a bit of time in the glasshouse.

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 13 Feb 2018, 00:08
The symmetry is remarkable, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ray which is why I produced this inside/outside image of the main centre section.
i was fascinated by the concept of under-floor heating. you have a fine picture here, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush. I presume that the under-floor heating is no longer working.
  • Frank L Croston.
  • Winter, or is it summer ? Flagstaff U.S.A.
  • 13 Feb 2018, 02:29
Nice symmetry Brian, an impressive glasshouse.
Brian Walbey: That symmetry is why I produced this version so you could all see the centre section from both the iside and the outside.
It seems a really lovely place to spend a chilly day! Nice images
Brian Walbey: It was Elizabeth although being October most of the greenhouse was bare of planting and was been prepared ready for 2018.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 13 Feb 2018, 05:53
J'aime beaucoup la forme de cette serre.
Brian Walbey: The symmetry is why I produced this version so you could all see the centre section from both the iside and the outside.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Feb 2018, 06:51
I do like your viewpoint very much with the pathway flanked by that wonderful wall and the elaborate ends to it.
Brian Walbey: The symmetry is why I produced this version so you could all see the centre section of the ghreenhouse from both the iside and the outside, using the ends of the walls to frame it all.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 13 Feb 2018, 07:02
A remnant of the self-sufficiency practised in these places in times of old. I like your formal looking shot of this magnificent structure
Brian Walbey: The symmetry is why I produced this version so you could all see the centre section from both the iside and the outside.
THat is a fine glasshouse Brian
Brian Walbey: The symmetry of the glasshouse is why I produced this version so you could all see the centre section from both the iside and the outside.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Feb 2018, 08:15
I do like your presentation here Brian, worthy of an award.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad. The symmetry is why I produced this version so you could all see the centre section from both the iside and the outside.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Feb 2018, 10:31
What a large glasshouse! An interesting montage!
Brian Walbey: It is a really large greenhouse in a lean-to style which you will see tomorrow.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Feb 2018, 11:46
And what a glasshouse!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Lisl, you will get some idea of the length of it tomorrow.
Wow. This is gorgeous. I would not have expected this was the kitchen garden with more flowers than veg.
Brian Walbey: It is a large area of garden and there is all sorts of things growing although being mid-October everything was well past its best.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Feb 2018, 15:14
I love the colour of the brickwork.

I've only ever been down the lime avenue at Clumber.
Brian Walbey: This was our second visit but as it was an awful day we only walked round the area near the visitor centre and spent some time in the church.
They've done a fine job of restoring the glasshouses.
Brian Walbey: Indeed they have Tom, we were very impressed, particularly at the length of it.
Bravo. I like the collage and both shots, are the complement of each other and illustrate the place very well.Allowing to observe it from both perspectives
Brian Walbey: That centre section looked so good I thought it right to show it in this way.

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