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Elvaston Castle Walled Garden 1/7

The Elvaston Castle Old English Garden is a hidden gem within the grounds of the country park and is really worth a visit. This walled garden, although not large, was originally an area for plants under glass within which fruit, vegetables and exotic plants were grown for the Stanhope family. Redesigned in the 1970’s, it's now a quiet corner of the park.

Elvaston Castle Walled Garden 1/7

The Elvaston Castle Old English Garden is a hidden gem within the grounds of the country park and is really worth a visit. This walled garden, although not large, was originally an area for plants under glass within which fruit, vegetables and exotic plants were grown for the Stanhope family. Redesigned in the 1970’s, it's now a quiet corner of the park.

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 9 Apr 2018, 00:46
Your composition shines through, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I wnted to feature that large stone in the foreground and by goping low I also covered somethign no the wall I didn't like with that big plant in the centre.
A nice photo, Brian. I really like gardens like this.
Brian Walbey: It is not a large garden but has several differently styled areas, this being the first part after the entrance.
It looks lush, Brian. I can just imagine you both being in heaven, especially Maureen.
Brian Walbey: It is not a large garden but has several differently styled areas, this being the first part after the entrance. Maureen enjoys any garden, as do I even though I'm not a gardener. In May we are having a few days in the Peak District, not a long drive from us, and plan to visit two of the gardens there, one I have featured on SC before and the other will be new to you all when I make my postings.
The gardens are lovely - and I love the old wall
Brian Walbey: It is not a large garden but has several differently styled areas, this being the first part after the entrance.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 9 Apr 2018, 06:40
Walled gardens can be fabulous sun-trap type places for the production of all sorts of plants
Brian Walbey: It is not a large garden but has several differently styled areas, this being the first part after the entrance. There is a fine area of Lupins of all colours especially which I will show you all later in the week.
Like you I like walled gardens very much Brian
Brian Walbey: It is not a large garden but has several differently styled areas, this being the first part after the entrance.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 9 Apr 2018, 08:44
I like a more wild garden like this Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is not a large garden but has several differently styled areas, this being the first part after the entrance.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Apr 2018, 09:21
You were on your knees for this shot? I like the composition - and the English approach to gardening.
Brian Walbey: I wnted to feature that large stone in the foreground and by going low I also covered something on the wall I didn't like with that big plant in the centre. It is not a large garden but has several differently styled areas, this being the first part after the entrance.
The contrast between the decadence of the wall and the lush colors of nature is remarkable
Brian Walbey: I think the wall is very old, close to it one can see how nature has worn areas of it away.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Apr 2018, 13:49
The walled gardens are so typically English - and there is a nice bench for recreating.
Brian Walbey: This is quite a nice area to sit if the sun is shining.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Apr 2018, 14:42
Looks to be a pleasant place to sit and enjoy and enjoy the sun for a while.
Brian Walbey: It is Alan.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Apr 2018, 14:47
I read some of the replies and this looks such a wonderful place to have several styles of gardens, Brian. I think you both are looking forward to your travel in Peak District, hopefully the weather is kind too.
Brian Walbey: It is a nice garden to visit, not very large either. We are fingers crossed on the weather for thePeak district.
I like walled gardens very much. They were used by my ancestors to keep deer and such from eating the crops. They sometimes are warmer too.
Brian Walbey: I suspect that might have been one of the reasons all our big stately homes had walled gardens, many of them kept herds of Deer.
pleasant charm to this place, Brian and you have captured it nicely.
Brian Walbey: THanks Ayush, it was a nice atmosphere, once again there wasn't very many people there which makes a difference.

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