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Somerleyton Gardens 2/5

Last week I showed the church at the Somerleyton estate in Suffolk and this week is a brief look round the extensive gardens surrounding the hall.

 

From the back of the house is this large garden area with a few flower beds and a feature sculpture.  The garden seems to fade naturally into the acres and acres of open parkland.

 

A recent edition of The Antiques Roadshow was broadcast from here, I only caught it at the end though.

Somerleyton Gardens 2/5

Last week I showed the church at the Somerleyton estate in Suffolk and this week is a brief look round the extensive gardens surrounding the hall.

 

From the back of the house is this large garden area with a few flower beds and a feature sculpture.  The garden seems to fade naturally into the acres and acres of open parkland.

 

A recent edition of The Antiques Roadshow was broadcast from here, I only caught it at the end though.

comments (18)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Oct 2010, 06:38
Very nice indeed Brian - but that grass looks a bit dry!
Brian Walbey: It was during our little bit of summer Chris.
The gardens look wonderful and well tended. Love the sculpted trees. (:o)
Brian Walbey: We thought it was a lovely garden too Rosalyn.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 19 Oct 2010, 08:05
usually England looks so green, those lawns look unusually dry
Brian Walbey: We had a little bit of summer about that time Tony, this was Tuesday, Thursday it rained nearly all day.
This looks so neat and tailored, I would be afraid to move through it too fast, or let the children run.
Brian Walbey: It is a well cared for garden Sheila.
With just a hint of drought.
Brian Walbey: Our short summer spell Chad.
These gardens are wonderful. I like the perspective here!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
Very chique!! I have the feeling though, that the horizon is not aligned??
The garden in my new house looks nothing like this, but more like grounds where 'Expedition Robinson' could take place
Brian Walbey: Yes quite a smart garden Marion as yours may be one day. I checked the image in CS3 with the grid, all is either vertical or horizontal except the downhill horizon which is actually a slight slope downwards.
This is very reminiscent of Lanhydrock Gardens. Lovely shot Brian
Brian Walbey: I've not been there Pamela but understand it is very nice. Thanks for your comment.
This must have been before it rained! Nice garden Brian
Brian Walbey: The rain came a coiple of days later Bill.
I like the spacious feeling here. Could do with a drop of rain by the look of it.
Brian Walbey: Our one little bit of summer Janet.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2010, 13:48
Hmmmm.. slightly larger than my own patch of weeds, Brian. Looks like it could do with some rain to green up the grass.
Brian Walbey: Yes we had the rain a couiple of days later Alan.
It looks the sort of place the Antiques Roadshow would pick, its very neatly kept and lovely to look at smile
Brian Walbey: Actually the Roadshow was recorded here recently on this lawn and was shown 2 - 3 weeks ago, I just caught the end of the show.
Another lovley shot Brian. The type of garden I would love to walk in, but hate to tend to
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim. Yes this is too much for me and is only a small part of all of the garden.
Looks pretty dry as Zed says, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It was during that short spell of summer we had Tom.
A truly fantastic shot Brian. An excellent photograph.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Shaun.
How did you get a shot with no one else wandering about?
Brian Walbey: We were fortunate that there wasn't too many people there that day Mary, the benefit of being able to go during the week.
stunning view, nicely shot
Brian Walbey: Thanks Derek.
Still looks rather parched, nice grounds.
Brian Walbey: Just before the end of the sunny spell John, it rained hard two days later!

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