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Somerleyton Gardens 4/5

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.

 

The gardens at Somerleyton Hall include a walled garden where you will find ornate iron and glass greenhouses designed by Joseph Paxton, the architect of Crystal Palace; an 80’ pergola with some old wisteria; roses; clematis and vines.

 

I featured another version of this image recently during my "Fun Week" but this is the straight version of the photograph taken in the rear garden at Somerleyton.

 

You can see from this how magnificent the central sculpture is.

Somerleyton Gardens 4/5

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.

 

The gardens at Somerleyton Hall include a walled garden where you will find ornate iron and glass greenhouses designed by Joseph Paxton, the architect of Crystal Palace; an 80’ pergola with some old wisteria; roses; clematis and vines.

 

I featured another version of this image recently during my "Fun Week" but this is the straight version of the photograph taken in the rear garden at Somerleyton.

 

You can see from this how magnificent the central sculpture is.

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Oct 2010, 00:34
Nice garden, Brian, but what happened to all the green grass?
Brian Walbey: It was during our short period of summer weather.
I would hate to have to look after those trees!
Brian Walbey: If you could see the size of our hedge Bill you would know why we wouldn't want to have to look after these either.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Oct 2010, 07:43
It certainly is a magnificent thing Brian. Looks as if they've had no rain for months!
Brian Walbey: A great monument Chris. the grass suffered during our very short warm spell.
Even less rainfall than yesterday.
Brian Walbey: I think this area hadn't been watered for a while Chad.
Lovely garden, pity about the grass
Brian Walbey: It was a short bit of hot weather that burnt the grass Marion, two days later it rained quite a lot.
Very nicely captured Brian.
I like the colours contrast here!
Brian Walbey: Thankyou Richard.
That`s pretty impressive, Brian! (:o)
Brian Walbey: Thankyou Rosalyn.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 21 Oct 2010, 12:00
I would like to explore this garden
Brian Walbey: There is quite a lot more to see vintage.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Oct 2010, 15:52
My immediate thought was that central sculpture looks very much like it has a face with a cheesy sort of grin on it. Love it!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is quite an attractive sculpture up close Alan.
Very dry, Brian - but lovely view
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
I really do love these stone urns, I think I will have to invest for my garden next summer smile
Brian Walbey: They are nice Linda, I wonder if they'd notice if you nipped in the garden and "borrowed" them smile
A fine composition Brian, Love the contrast between old & new on the central sculpture
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim. It is quite an outstanding statue, there will be a slightly closer look at it on Friday.
absolutely stunning, what a wonderful place to vist,another fine capture
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely garden Derek, I would like to go there again.
It is a rather grand feature.
Brian Walbey: Yes although quite what it represents I don't know.

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